- PRIMA funding for German applicants
- Work Programme results
- Projects with PRIMA label (PRIMA Section 3)
- Political context
Call for expression of interest from experts to be appointed as members of the PRIMA Scientific Advisory Committee (closed)
In the ("Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area"), the Scientific Advisory Committee advises on matters including the strategic priorities of PRIMA's annual work plans. The PRIMA Secretariat published a for the appointment of qualified experts to the Scientific Advisory Committee (for the period 2021-2024). Deadline for submission of online applications was 11 May 2021.
The call was open to experts from the public or private sector with relevant expertise, competencies and work experience in PRIMA's thematic areas:
- integrated and sustainable management of water for arid and semi-arid Mediterranean areas farming systems
- sustainable farming systems under Mediterranean environmental constraints
- sustainable Mediterranean agro-food value chain for regional and local development
- Water, Energy, Food Energy and Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus and/or in socio-economic sciences and cross-cutting issues as knowledge and
- technology transfer, climate change, Information and Communication Technology
Relevant work experience in the Mediterranean region was required.
Publication of 4th PRIMA call for proposals
On 5 March 2021 PRIMA launched its 2021 call for proposals. The call includes seven topics to address the PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation objectives toward a green, just and resilient recovery in the Mediterranean Area.
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 ten-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 International Bureau at the DLR Project Management Agency has been commissioned by the BMBF to implement projects selected from the funding measure, including the 2020 Annual Work Plan.
For the implementation of the funding measure from the Annual Work Plan 2021 onwards, the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA) has been commissioned by the BMBF. The contact person for PRIMA at PTKA can be found in the contact box on the right.
The linked document contains important information for German applicants relevant for the preparation of project outlines.