PRIMA Section 2 Call 2024

PRIMA – Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean – facilitates collaborative R&I in the areas of Water ManagementFarming Systems and Agro-Food Chain. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus approach is mainstreamed into all its topics under the three thematic areas above.

PRIMA Participating States fund transnational R&I projects addressing the scope and objectives of the PRIMA Section 2 multi-topic call tackling the following topics:

Thematic Area 1: Water Management in the Nexus

  • Topic 2.1.1 (RIA) Effective water accounting approaches under crisis conditions: climate change and external shocks

Thematic Area 2: Farming Systems in the Nexus

  • Topic 2.2.1 (RIA) Revitalizing agroforestry practices for sustainable land use and climate resilience in the Mediterranean region

Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain in the Nexus

  • Topic 2.3.1 (RIA) Leveraging urban and local food systems for sustainable food systems transformation.

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding under the Section 2 calls, with the option of requesting up to € 500,000 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 capping).

Please consult the Call Text 2024 and the FINAL National Rules for Participation (State Aid) / National Rules for Participation (non-State Aid) for more information.

Pre-proposal submission deadline – 4th April 2024 at 17:00 CET

Apart from the pre-proposal submission by the Project Coordinator on the PRIMA submission platform, each National applicant shall be required to submit a National Application Form to by 4th April 2024 at 23:59 CET. Please access the National Application Form here. The corresponding Annexes that need to be submitted whenever relevant could be downloaded for the MCST Resource Page.

Connect with other interested parties on the PRIMA and Plumtri websites.

Important notice: Kindly note that Greek applicants will not be able to receive funds for Section 2 Call 2024. Additionally, the financial commitment from Morocco has been adjusted, decreasing from 2 million EUR to 1 million EUR. Please also note that the financial commitment from Portugal has increased from 1,125,000 EUR to 1,035,000 EUR. These modifications do not appear in the Annual Work Plan 2024.

Presentations from the PRIMA Collaborate event held on 8th and 9th February 2024, are available here:  PRIMA Sections 1 and 2 Info sessionProposal Writing Workshop, Successful Stories, and Project Pitching and Networking.

For any queries, feel free to contact MCST at or call +356 23602175-23602152

The PRIMA programme is an Art. 185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.


This article was last updated on: March 26, 2024