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PRIMA

PRIMA

 

A Joint programme co-financed by European Commission & Participating Countries on Food systems and Water resources for the development of inclusive, sustainable and healthy Euro-Mediterranean societies.

 

  • PRIMA is the most ambitious joint programme ever to be undertaken by both sides of the Mediterranean.
  • PRIMA will be implemented on the basis of the principles of co-ownership, mutual interest, shared benefits and co-funding.

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanization and population growth.
PRIMA Partnership:

Thematic focus:

 

  • Integrated and sustainable management of water for arid and semi-arid Mediterranean area.
  • Sustainable farming systems under Mediterranean environmental constraint.
  • Sustainable Mediterranean agro-food value chain for regional and local development.

  Open Calls 2019

 

Section 1 Calls: EU Funding

Call Deadlines:
Stage 1 Pre-proposals - 28th February, 2019 (17:00h CET)
Stage 2 Full proposals - 16th July, 2019 (17:00h CET)

Thematic area: Management of Water 2019
Topic 1.1.1: Sustainable groundwater management in water-stressed Mediterranean areas

Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

Thematic area: Farming Systems 2019
Topic 1.2.1: Conserving water and soil in Mediterranean dry-farming, smallholder agriculture
Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)
Topic 1.2.2: Sustainability and competitiveness of Mediterranean greenhouse and intensive horticulture
Type of action: Innovation Action

Thematic area: Agro-food Value Chain 2019
Topic 1.3.1: Implementation of analytical tools and digital technology to achieve traceability, authenticity control of traditional Mediterranean foods
Type of action: Innovation Action (IA)

Thematic area: Nexus 2019
Topic 1.4.1: Assessing social, technical and economic benefits of a cross-sectoral governance of the Water-Ecosystems-Food Nexus
Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)
Topic 1.4.2: Platform for mapping and capitalisation of results and best practices from past and on-going projects related to farming system, water and food in the Mediterranean Area
Type of action: Coordination Support Action (CSA)
Only for this topic: Single Stage Full proposals - 28th February, 2019 (17:00h CET)

Section 2 Calls: National Funding – Lebanon (RIA Actions)

Call Deadlines:
Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 21st February, 2019 (17:00h CET)
Stage 2 Full proposals – 4th September, 2019 (17:00h CET)

Thematic area: Management of Water
Topic 2.1.1: Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean
Topic 2.1.2: Management of low-quality waters under water scarcity and climate change conditions

Thematic area: Farming Systems
Topic 2.2.1: Small scale farming systems innovation
Topic 2.2.2: Use and management of biodiversity as a major lever of sustainability in farming systems

Thematic area: Agro-food Value Chain
Topic 2.3.1: Extending shelf-life of perishable Mediterranean food products by sustainable technologies and logistics and by optimized pest and microbial control
Topic 2.3.2: Enhancing horizontal and vertical integration of Mediterranean agro-food value-chains to foster innovation and sustainability

Useful Documents:

PRIMA Calls
CNRS-L National Rules
Sample Commitment Letter *Word

PRIMA Website

Call for Experts

Expression of Interest for Experts
Register as an Expert

Previous Calls:
PRIMA Call – 2018