Funding Opportunity: PRIMA Calls 2021

Funding Opportunity: PRIMA Calls 2021 (CLOSED)

PRIMA – Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean – facilitates collaborative R&I in the areas of Water ManagementFarming Systems and Agro-Food Chains. PRIMA operates under two main lines of funding – Section 1 and Section 2. Section 1 Calls are funded directly by the European Commission whilst Section 2 Calls are funded directly by the countries participating in PRIMA.

Project proposals address the following topics under Section 2 are eligible for funding:

Thematic Area 1: Water Management

  • Topic 2.1.1 (RIA) Alleviating Mediterranean water scarcity through adaptive water governance.

Thematic Area 2: Farming Systems

  • Topic 2.2.1 (RIA) Up-scaling field practices based on agroecology principles to increase ecosystem services and biodiversity, to adapt the small farming systems to climate change and to increase farmers’ incomes

Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain

  • Topic 2.3.1 Increasing the resilience of small-scale farms to global challenges and COVID-like crisis by using adapted technologies, smart agri-food supply chain and crisis management tools.

For more information on the eligible topics for Section 1, please visit this link.

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding under the Section 2 calls, with the option of requesting up to 500,000 euros to participate in a PRIMA proposal consortium (N.B. if more than one National partner is present in one consortium, the total amount of funding for the participating National partners cannot exceed the 500,000 euros capping).

Please consult the Section 2 Call Text 2021 and the National Rules for Participation (State Aid) / National Rules for Participation (non-State Aid) for more information.

Pre-proposal submission deadline – 21st April 2021 at 17:00 CET

Apart from the pre-proposal submission by the Project Coordinatior on the PRIMA submission platform, each National applicant shall be required to submit a National Application Form to by 21st April 2021 at 23:59 CET. Please access the National Application Form together with its corresponding Annex I , Annex II (Annex II Guide), Annex III, Annex IV and Annex V.

Applicants who wish to coordinate a project addressing any of the Section 1 or Section 2 topics, may engage a service who can support them through the pre- / full proposal writing and/or submission stages. Please visit this link for more information.

For further information, please contact MCST on / 0035623602175

PRIMA website –

This article was last updated on: April 22, 2021