By funding R&I through competitive calls, PRIMA aims to: “build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for agro-food systems, to make them sustainable, and for integrated water provision and management in the Mediterranean area, to make those systems and that provision and management more climate resilient, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally and socially sustainable, and to contribute to solving water scarcity, food security, nutrition, health, well-being and migration problems upstream”.
PRIMA also aims at to contribute to United Nations’ Agenda 2030 through the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PRIMA consists of European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries on an equal footing basis (co-ownership, co-management and co-funding) with the Participation of the European Commission, under the framework of an art.185 TFEU.
PRIMA is a new Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area based on the Decision (EU) 2017/13241 of the European Parliament and of the Council entered into force on 7th August 2017. The PRIMA programme counts 15 Participating States (PS): ALGERIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ISRAEL, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, TUNISIA, and TURKEY. In addition, it is expected that EGYPT, JORDAN, LEBANON, MOROCCO are to be considered for the time being
to be Participating States.. Their full participation will be announced on the PRIMA website (http://www.prima-med.org).
The calls for proposals are part of the PRIMA Annual Work Plan 20183 which covers the priorities described in the PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) under the three PRIMA thematic areas: management of water, farming system, agro-food value chain.