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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.


Calls 2021

In view of the launch of the 2021 calls, PRIMA Secretariat is pleased to share an Orientation Paper, with information on the topics, rules for participation and budget for upcoming call.

Please be informed that the information in this document is subject to change, and does not prejudge the final form of any future decision to be taken by PRIMA and by the Commission.

The calls for proposals are expected to be published by the end of February.

More precise information on the call schedule (launch of the date of the calls and deadlines for submission) will be provided soon.

* Orientation Paper
* CNRS-L National Rules
* Sample Commitment Letter (Word)

PRIMA Website

Previous Calls:
PRIMA Call – 2018
PRIMA Call – 2019
PRIMA Call – 2020