- PRIMA funding for German applicants
- Work Programme results
- Projects with PRIMA label (PRIMA Section 3)
- Political context
Publication of 6th PRIMA call for proposals (2023)
The 6th call for proposals of the international funding initiative PRIMA ("Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area") was published in January 2023. The submission deadline
- for projects under Section 1 ended on 22 March 2023,
- for projects under Section 2 the deadline will be 29 March 2023,
- the submission deadline for the PRIMA WEFE NEXUS Award is 22 May 2023.
A total of 19 countries in Europe and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and the European Commission participate in PRIMA, an 'article 185 initiative'.
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 the first time, a Coordination and Support Action will also be tendered in 2022. This tender aims to create the operational unit for the management of the WEFE (Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems) Nexus Community of Practice. For detailed information on the topics and the organisational structure visit the PRIMA website.
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.
Until 2020, the International Bureau of the DLR Project Management Agency was commisioned with implementing the funded projects by the BMBF.
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.
PRIMA funding for German applicants
In order to give German applicants a legal basis for funding, the national PRIMA funding announcement has been updated. It provides information on the legal framework and the eligible expenditure / costs.
The linked document contains important information for German applicants relevant for the preparation of project outlines. Additional information for applicants from Germany is available here.