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PRIMA Open calls 2020


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 2020


Extension of the Deadline for the Submission of PRIMA 2020 Calls, 16 March 2020

Please be informed that considering the conditions due to the COVID19 outbreak, PRIMA will postpone the Deadline for Section 1 Calls Stage 1, from 1st April to 13th April.

No changes in the Deadline for Section 2 Call is foreseen up to now.

In any case, PRIMA is monitoring the situation closely and stands ready to review or introduce further measures if need be. The possible review of the Submission date will be communicated on 31st March for both Section 1 and Section 2 Calls.



Section 1 Calls: EU Funding

Call Deadlines:
Stage 1 Pre-proposals - 1 April, 2020 (17:00h Barcelona Time)
Stage 2 Full proposals - 2 September, 2020 (17:00h Barcelona Time)

Thematic area: Management of Water 2020
Topic 1.1.1-2020 (IA) Implementing sustainable, integrated management of water resources in the Mediterranean, under climate change conditions.

Thematic area: Farming System RIA 2020
Topic 1.2.1-2020 Genetic conservation and animal feeds.
Sub-topic A) Conservation and valorization of local Animal Genetic Resources (RIA)
Sub-topic B) Alternative animal feeds (IA)


Thematic area: Agro-Food value chain 2020
Topic 1.3.1-2020 (IA) Valorising the health benefits of the Traditional Mediterranean food products.

Thematic area: Nexus 2020
Topic 1.4.1 (IA) Demonstrating benefits of the Water-Ecosystem-Food Nexus approach in delivering optimal economic development, achieving high level of environmental protection and ensuring fair access to natural resources.

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

Call Deadlines:
Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 15 April, 2020 (17:00h Barcelona time)
Stage 2 Full proposals 16 September, 2020 (17:00h Barcelona time)

Thematic area: Water Management
Topic 2.1.1 (RIA) Low cost, lean solutions for enhancing irrigation efficiency of small-scale farms.

Thematic area: Farming Systems
Topic 2.2.1 (RIA) Re-design the agro-livelihood systems to ensure resilience.

Thematic area: Agro-food Chain
Topic 2.3.1 (RIA) New optimization models of the agro food supply chain system to fair price for consumers and reasonable profit share for farmers.

Useful Documents:
CNRS-L National Rules
Sample Commitment Letter *Word

PRIMA Website

Previous Calls:
PRIMA Call – 2018
PRIMA Call – 2019