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.
The specific goal is to improve the water storage and distribution capacities in representative demo areas through a combination of soil-water conservation practices integrated into appropriate management regulations.
Proposals under this topic should look into the integrated water resource management aspects by specifically dealing with the water storage and distribution system challenges through innovative technologies and solutions, when possible, nature-based, and considering the effects of climate change.
Particular attention should also be given to the governance aspects to understand and deal with the issues of multi-functionality in water use and distribution and water network efficiency (including the use of ICT solutions to improve management of water networks) within the agri‐food sector, avoiding water losses optimising the water storage potential. The entire water cycle (winter/summer) should be considered when approaching dams and reservoirs, including the proper soil and water conservation upstream of the water storage resources.
The proposal should indicate linkages to relevant EU policies and objectives in the context of the European Green Deal, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and relevant Horizon Europe Missions and relevant Partnerships. The proposal should also indicate linkages to relevant UN SDGs (Target 6.4, 6.5 and 6.6) and methodology to contribute to the reporting of SDGs indicators.
The funding rate is 70%, except for non-profit legal entities in which case the funding rate is 100%.
PRIMA considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of € 4,100,000.
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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(Publish Date: 26/01/2022-for internal use only)
For questions related to this call for proposals, please contact Fabrice Dentressangle at firstname.lastname@example.org