Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
The 4PRIMA Coordination and Support Action (CSA) financed by the EU Horzon 2020 Programme will create the bases and develop a set of activities aimed at supporting the establishment of a long-term, well-structured and integrated partnership for research and innovation (R&I) on food systems and water resources, among countries from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea based on collective ownership of R&I programmes and, consequently, clear and tangible mutual benefits. (In Suppport of PRIMA Initiaitve)
4PRIMA will develop a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and an associated implementation plan, as a result of an extensive participatory process that will target a critical mass of key players at international level and all relevant stakeholders of the food and water sectors.
To achieve this main objective, 4PRIMA will take advantage of a wide portfolio of results and relationship generated in previous and on-going EU projects, as well as it will seek cooperation between EU and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs), in coherence with the activities of the Strategic Forum for International Cooperation.
Moreover, in order to maximize its expected impact, 4PRIMA project will explore avenues for awareness raising and development of strategic alliances with key stakeholders.
CNRS-L will be the coordinator of Work Package 2 (with CIHEAM-Bari) on “Alignment of Research at National, European and International Level – State of the Art/Baseline”.
Project Consortium: Italy, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia.