PRIMA – Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean – facilitates collaborative R&I in the areas of Water Management, Farming 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).
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.