PRIMA – Section 1 – Thematic Area 2-Farming systems 2022 Topic 1.2.1 (RIA) Developing integrated soil data for the Mediterranean Region: a gateway for sustainable soil management

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Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

PRIMA –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

Call

PRIMA – Section 1 – Thematic Area 2-Farming systems 2022 Topic 1.2.1 (RIA) Developing integrated soil data for the Mediterranean Region: a gateway for sustainable soil management

Summary

The main objective of this call is to derive a set of soil quality indicators (chemical, physical and biological), methods, measurements that need to be validated and harmonised to enhance the quantity, quality and availability of soil data and information in the Mediterranean for the sustainable management and protection of soil resources.

Detailed Call Description

This general goal should consider the specificities of Mediterranean environmental conditions where the limited rainfall regime and low green ground cover result in a high risk for soil degradation, salinization and desertification.

To enhance the activities, it is still needed to identify national and, in particular non-EU research infrastructures, potential and existing certified living labs in each country to better engage with the soil end-users and citizens as a whole. Attention should be paid to the sustainability of the action in the long term, mainly referring to the availability of soil data. Furthermore, these research infrastructures will be used to carry out, on-the-ground, a series of events promoting the Horizon Europe Soil Mission to better connecting with its objectives.

The proposal should indicate linkages to relevant EU policies and objectives in the context of the European Green Deal and relevant Horizon Europe Missions and Partnerships. The proposal should also indicate linkages to the following relevant UN SDGs:

  • SDG 2 – zero hunger;
  • SDG 3 – good health and well-being;
  • SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation;
  • SDG 13 – climate action;
  • SDG 15 – life on land.

Call Total Budget

€8,200,000

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

100%

PRIMA considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of € 4,100,000.

Thematic Categories

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

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Private Bodies
  • 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.

Call Opening Date

15/03/2022

Call Closing Date

06/09/2022

National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
George Prokopiou
Email: gprokopiou@research.org.cy
Τel: +357 22205068

(Publish Date: 25/01/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

For questions related to this call for proposals, please contact Fabrice Dentressangle at  fabrice.dentressangle@prima-med.org

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