PRIMA Calls for Proposals 201814.02.2018
PRIMA, the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area, is a new initiative under the framework of art. 185 TFEU. PRIMA consists of 19 European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries on an equal footing basis with the Participation of the European Commission. The partnership will be financed through a combination of funding from PRIMA Participating States (currently €274 million), and a €220 million contribution from the EU through Horizon 2020.
Launched in January 2018, PRIMA’s overall objective is to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for a more sustainable management of water and agro-food systems. PRIMA focusses on 3 thematic areas:
- Integrated and sustainable management of water for arid and semi-arid Mediterranean areas
- Sustainable farming systems under Mediterranean environmental constraints
- Sustainable Mediterranean agro-food value chain for regional and local development.
On 6th February 2018, PRIMA has published its first Calls for Proposals. The call is separated in 2 different sections: Actions and activities in section 1 are organised, managed and funded by the PRIMA initiative, activities in section 2 are selected following transnational open and competitive calls for proposals organised by PRIMA, funded by the national funding bodies of participating states.
Deadlines section 1:
Pre-proposals - 17th April, 2018 (17:00h CET)
Full proposals - 15th September, 2018 (17:00h CET)
Deadlines section 2:
Pre-proposals – 27th March, 2018 (17:00h CET)
Full proposals – 4th September, 2018 (17:00h CET)
Detailed supporting information is provided in the guidelines for applicants available on the call section on the PRIMA website.