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.
Through its programme, PRIMA will contribute to solving water scarcity, food security, nutrition, health, well-being and migration problems contributing significantly to the achievement of the United Nation Agenda 2030’s Goals in the Mediterranean area. The scale of the research and innovation necessary to address the challenges in the Mediterranean area is immense due to the systemic character of the major bottlenecks.
To reach these ambitious goals, an appropriate mobilisation and provision of financial resources, new technological and organisational framework and enhanced capacity development are needed. The PRIMA programme, though a collaborative, cross-boundary approach among the PRIMA Participating States focuses on common problems, aligning national programmes and increasing the required scale and scope by pooling financial and intellectual resources.
With this aim, PRIMA Participant States have developed a long-term Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda which represents the cornerstone in the process of strengthening research and innovation efforts.
The joint efforts will contribute to improving the health and livelihoods of Mediterranean citizens, encouraging economic growth, inducing more sustainable Mediterranean societies and stability.
PRIMA annual work plans are developed in compliance with the objectives and provisions set out in Decision (EU) 2017/1324, based on the priorities described in the PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (ʽSRIAʼ), under the three thematic areas addressed by the programme, namely:
70% / 100% (for non-profit legal entities)
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Code: 3776 | Programme name: PRIMA –PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (2018-2028) | | Start submission calls: 05/03/2021 | End submission calls: 13/04/2021
The call for proposals aims at creating a PRIMA portfolio of demonstration cases at specific sites in the Mediterranean region to operationalise the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus concept and translate conceptual considerations first into practical solutions and then into specific policy-making processes. To this end, technologies, processes and management models, including decision support system tools, digital solutions, data infrastructure, should be implemented and validated in demonstration areas under a practical approach. This action should identify and implement solutions for gaining efficiency and saving of water-energy-food resources.
Code: 3780 | Programme name: PRIMA –PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (2018-2028) | | Start submission calls: 05/03/2021 | End submission calls: 13/04/2021
The present topic is in continuity with the one proposed in 2020 Calls. While the previous one, focused on the health aspects of the Mediterranean diet, based on its composition and effects on consumers., this one aims to enhance the adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern. The topic, essentially, focuses on increasing awareness and promotion of this healthy diet and sustainable lifestyle model across the Mediterranean region and in other parts of the world.