Pre-announcement of PRIMA Calls

The PRIMA Foundation would like to announce the PRIMA Section 1 and 2 Calls for proposals for 2018 of the
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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.

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Call SUGI/FOOD-WATER-ENERGY NEXUS to open on December 9, 2016

The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a call jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. The cooperation was established in order to bring together the fragmented research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge.

The call aims to develop more resilient, applied urban solutions that bring inter- and trans-disciplinary research and innovation together from across the globe, to benefit a much wider range of stakeholders. The rapid urbanization of the world’s population underscores the importance of this focus. JPI Urban Europe and Belmont Forum have partnered to ensure a maximum audience across physical, natural, social sciences and arts and humanities as well as policy and decision makers and stakeholders

Stay tuned to both the Belmont Forum and JPI Urban Europe websites for further information on the call.

Source : http://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/calls/sugi/

EU-AU-IIASA Evidence and Policy event on Water-Energy-Food nexus 30th August – 2nd September 2016

The European and African Union Commissions together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are organizing a highly participatory evidence and policy event in the field of the Water-Energy-Food nexus. The event will take place at the Joint Research Center site in Ispra, Italy from 31st August to 2nd September 2016, with a preliminary inception day on 30th August 2016 for some participants. The programme includes some lectures and panels with high level policy makers and scientists, but mainly comprises a series of interactive masterclasses.  Participants will develop their working practices, skills, behaviour and methods, in both the scientific and policy-making domains via masterclasses and group work.

The event aims to meet the following main goals: a) Enhance participants’ skills in integrating evidence into policy-making; b) Create a community of practice that will continue to collaborate afterwards; c) Stimulate the participants to share their new skills and learning with their colleagues.

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Pre-announcement of a new 2016 Joint Call by Water JPI and FACCE JPI

The Water Joint Programming Initiative ( Water JPI) and the Agriculture Food Security and Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE JPI) published, on 15 of January 2016, a pre-announcement of the upcoming call for multi-national collaborative research projects. The topics of the call are the following and applicants must address at least one of them:  Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors by:

  • Increasing the efficiency and resilience of water uses;
  • Monitoring and reducing soil and water pollution;
  • Integrating social and economic dimensions into the sustainable management and governance of water resources.

The budget of the call amounts to 26M€. It is primarily funded by 26 funding organisations from 23 countries (see the table with participating countries below) , with 7.9 M€ support coming from the WaterWorks 2015 ERA-NET Cofund. The WaterWorks2015 ERA-NET Cofund was launched in January 2016 in support of the Water JPI. It is funded by the European Commission under H2020 and aims at tackling water challenges at European and international levels through the development of transnational and transdisciplinary research and innovation actions.

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