Enhanced soil organic carbon stocks can help to mitigate climate change and make soils more resilient to climate change. Finally, a sustainable management of soil organic matter is the key for a sustainable agriculture with the aim of enhanced food security. However, soil carbon is variable in space due to multiple environmental drivers that influence soil carbon dynamics and stocks. Thus, site and farm specific options are required to enhance soil carbon. In addition, measures for soil carbon sequestration have to be closely linked to an efficient nutrient management. The symposium will provide a platform for scientists to discuss and assess management options of soil carbon sequestration for European and global agriculture. Research gabs shall be identified to determine the potential of soil carbon sequestration in European agricultural systems. The symposium is organized in partnership with the 4per1000 initiative.