LAMASUS builds on i) decades of experience in direct policy support, ii) unique modeling tools, such as GLOBIOM, the only model that integrates agricultural and land use sectors, and CAPRI, MAGNET and CLUE, which underlie JRC’s land use policy assessments, and iii) novel approaches mobilizing machine learning and citizen science.

The project is driven by four key elements:

  • EVIDENCE – dynamic monitoring of land use, management and related policies for evaluation and model calibration;
  • UNDERSTANDING – state-of-the-art econometric and biophysical models to assess the role of past policies on changes in land use and management, and their economic and environmental impacts;
  • TOOLS – a highly-integrated policy modeling framework with full sectorial coverage from agriculture and forestry to the whole economy, accounting for carbon, biodiversity and all relevant sustainability dimensions, at multiple scales (land use actors, country, EU level, global);
  • GUIDANCE – a multi-level stakeholder dialogue for co-design of agriculture, forestry and climate policies by the EC, national and local governments and citizens, made accessible to stakeholders across multiple spatial scales through the novel webbased LAMASUS Portal.
  • In this way, LAMUSUS will create a new level of societal engagement in which local actors contribute to the design of effective and efficient EU policies for climate neutrality and will serve as an exemplar for other policy processes within the European Green Deal.
Key elements © Lamasus


The LAMASUS consortium is built to deliver its overall ambition, and features world-leading interdisciplinary expertise in all domains necessary for the successful delivery of the project’s objectives, including expertise in integrating knowledge across disciplines. The consortium harnesses the decades of experience in policy maker support on the science policy interface and has key expertise in econometrics, social sciences, and modelling of land-use, earth and climate systems, biodiversity, sectorial economics, and land management.


The consortium of LAMASUS consists of 17 partners from 8 countries in Europe (Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Spain, Norway and Switzerland).

EU funded ©

Lamasus receives funding under the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101060423. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


Spring Slovakia landscape. Nature fields with blooming cherries. Unique ecological land management.

12 October 2022

Better policy design for sustainable land management

The Land Management for Sustainability (LAMASUS) Project kicks off today and will provide tools and design processes allowing EU policymakers to assess the impacts of future land-use policies ahead of their implementation, and so make informed choices for European agriculture and land use, as well as the global climate.
Colorful farm fields from above

01 September 2022

Supporting Europe on the path to climate neutrality

A new Horizon Europe project coordinated by IIASA will provide a novel governance model based on multi-level stakeholder dialogues spanning the European Commission, through national and local administrations down to citizens, as well as the necessary tools for co-designing agriculture, forestry, and climate policies in support of the EU’s climate neutrality target. 



EO for Agriculture Under Pressure 2024 Workshop

Vienna, Austria and online

NODES presenting at EGU 2024

Wageningen Economic Research, The Hague, The Netherlands

2023 LAMASUS Annual Meeting