PRIMA – Section 1 – Nexus Management Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems 2022 (CSA) Topic 1.4.2-2022 (CSA) Development of a Mediterranean Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem (WEFE) Community of Practice


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (2018-2028)

Programme Description

PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area is the most ambitious joint programme to be undertaken in the frame of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

The overall objective of the PRIMA programme is 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.

Programme Details


PRIMA – Section 1 – Nexus Management Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems 2022 (CSA) Topic 1.4.2-2022 (CSA) Development of a Mediterranean Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem (WEFE) Community of Practice


Proposals are expected to contribute to the establishment of a Mediterranean WEFE Nexus Community of Practice (NCoP), which is envisaged to:

  • promote the identification and communication of WEFE Nexus best practices and technical solutions;
  • act as an effective and sustainable forum/platform to attract and stimulate collaboration and knowledge sharing across stakeholders;
  • interface science, policy and practice around WEFE Nexus demonstration cases as socio-innovation experiments in the Mediterranean Region.

Detailed Call Description

Specifically, proposals should set out a plan on how to:

  • Run a Mediterranean WEFE Nexus community of practitioners, innovators and local implementing authorities to promote the development, replication and upscaling of WEFE Nexus solutions at regional scale.
  • Identify, attract and federate demonstration cases beyond the partnership of the consortium in order to ensure as much as possible the regional coverage of the Community of Practice with a critical mass of actors.
  • Analyse the respective roles of scientists, local authorities, communities, and potential investors in developing governance models in the demonstration cases.
  • Propose NCoP engagement measures to mobilize a diversity of institutional, research and local actors to learn from and support each other in providing solutions to overcome sectoral fragmentation in decision-making.
  • Analyse and develop recommendations on how to promote the adoption of Nexus best practices accounting for regional specificities.
  • Develop a mechanism for capacity building and Nexus knowledge transfer, including communication, outreach, stakeholder events and awareness-rising campaigns in Mediterranean countries.
  • Instruments such as a NCoP Knowledge Hub should be developed to gather, evaluate and synthesise research outcomes for the Mediterranean Region, facilitate the exchange of information and data and provide support and advice to the NCoP members.

 The NCoP should involve practitioners, scientists, national-level programme teams as well as members from inter-governmental bodies, non-government (NGOs) and civil society (CSOs) organisations, who will exchange data and best practices from hands-on demonstration actions providing evidence of the economic and socio-ecological benefits of the WEFE Nexus approach. By raising awareness among stakeholders, the CSA will help increase the implementation of the outcomes and support further uptake of the NCoP.

 In collaboration with selected organisations, PRIMA-IS will steer the overall activities of the NCoP Community of Practice. In cooperation with PRIMA, the CSA will be responsible for building and engaging intensely in the Community by promoting discussion and projects. The CSA will assist PRIMA in identifying priority areas and types of activities that should be taken to ensure a self-sustainable Community of Practice. The details of these coordination activities will be defined with PRIMA during the grant preparation phase. 

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Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Legal entities established in the following countries and territories will be eligible to receive funding through PRIMA grants: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Tunisia and Turkey.

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Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
George Prokopiou
Τel: +357 22205068

(Publish Date: 26/01/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

For questions related to this call for proposals, please contact Fabrice Dentressangle at