The PRIMA Initiative was launched by 19 Euro-Mediterranean Countries, including 11 EU States (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain) and 8 non-EU countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey) to participate in a EU joint research and innovation programme.
In the legal framework of Article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE) this ambitious initiative is set to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for water management and agro-food systems on both shores of the Mediterranean, inspired by principles of co-ownership, mutual interest and shared benefits across the Mediterranean basin.
In 2017, the PRIMA Regulation was successfully negotiated under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which resulted in the launch of the first set of PRIMA Research Calls in 2018. PRIMA launches annual Calls for Research Proposals in which Maltese entities are eligible to participate in. To these calls, Malta allocates €500,000 per annum to fund calls in Section 2 of the initiative dealing with the PRIMA thematic areas of sustainable water management, sustainable and effective farming systems, and agro-food value chains in the Mediterranean. Apart from calls in Section 2, MCST also participates in Section 3 initiatives including the launching of proposal writing scheme, the organisation of several PRIMA-related events and other initiatives.
PRIMA launches annual Calls for Research Proposals in which Maltese entities are eligible to participate in. For the latest information on the open Calls of PRIMA, please visit the FUNDING page of this website.
For more information on the PRIMA Initiative, please visit the PRIMA website – http://prima-med.org/
This article was last updated on: April 28, 2020