A total of 19 countries in Europe and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and the European Commission participate in PRIMA, an . Participating countries include 11 EU Member States (Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Cyprus) and 8 Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey).
On the basis of a strategic research and innovation agenda, annual calls for proposals are presented in the priority areas of 'Water Management', 'Agricultural Systems' and 'Value Chains in the Agri-Food Industry'. For etailed information on the topics and the organisational structure visit the .
The total budget for PRIMA is just under € 500 million over a 10 year period, with the European Commission contributing € 220 million (from Horizon 2020) and the 19 participating countries € 274 million in total. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will contribute € 20 million over the entire ten year life span of the initiative. For scientists from Germany, the programme offers funding opportunities in all three of the aforementioned subject areas.
The BMBF has commissioned the International Bureau at the DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) with the implementation of the funding programme. Details of your contact persons can be found in the box on the right.
In order to give German applicants a legal basis for funding, a was published on 9 February 2018, providing information on the legal framework and the eligible expenditure / costs. It will be valid for the entire duration of the programme.
The linked document contains important information for German applicants relevant for the preparation of project outlines.