PRIMA call for proposal
Apr 27 2021
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) is aimed at supporting new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth.
On 5 March 2021, PRIMA launched its 2021 Calls for Proposals, with a global budget of EUR 68 million for the financing of transnational R&I projects in the Mediterranean. 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.
For more information on the deadlines, submission process click here.
For the first time, PRIMA is proposing a Call for two recognition Prizes of EUR 10.000 each to recognise research teams and practitioners having successfully implemented on the ground of the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus approach in the Mediterranean Area. Find more information on the “PRIMA WEFE NEXUS Award” here
The PRIMA WEFE NEXUS AWARDS prize is funded by PRIMA, the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area with Horizon 2020 funds. It recognizes “research teams and practitioners” that have devised and demonstrated the successful implementation on the ground of combined management practices of water, energy, food and ecosystem resources in the Mediterranean, at local, sub-Regional and or regional level.
The prize will contribute to the ongoing implementation of the UfM Water Policy actions, together with the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, toward more consistent cooperation between the EU and the southern and eastern Mediterranean countries (according to the European Neighbourhood Policy-ENP, and the delivery to the Decade of Action of the UN Agenda 2030.
The contest will reward the first two winners with EUR 10 000 each, that will create role models for the adoption and replication of WEFE integrated approach in the Mediterranean Region.
The contestants for the PRIMA prizes should be at least one legal entity established in a PRIMA Participant State.