PRIMA fosters joint research and innovation activities among Mediterranean countries, aiming at developing innovative and sustainable solutions in agriculture, food production and water provision, encouraging application by communities, enterprises and citizens.


At the beginning of this year, the PRIMA Consortium prepared a Partnership, named 4PRIMA, which was recently granted a Coordination and Support Action (CSA).

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The Network

PRIMA can currently count on the partecipation of 19 Euro-Mediterranean countries, including 11 EU-countries (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).

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Scope and Goals

To develop innovative solutions and promote their adoption for improving the efficiency and sustainability of food productions and water provision, in order to support an inclusive well-being and socio-economic development in the Mediterranean Area, within the framework of a reinforced Euro-Mediterranean co-operation

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The PRIMA initiative in the EU’s Research & Innovation framework

On 22 December 2014, through an Article 185 initiative under Horizon 2020, nine Member States of the European Union (EU) – Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain – submitted a proposal for the participation of the EU in a joint research and innovation programme, focused on the development and application of innovative

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Today, in Madrid, during the PRIMA General Assembly hosted by MINECO, the Spain Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, the first Board of Trustees, the main decision-making body of PRIMA, has been officially convened.   Welcome speech by Carmen Vela, Secretary of State of Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and Secretary General, Juan

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Very important news: the creation of PRIMA Foundation!

Today, a very significant step forward in the realization of the PRIMA Programme has been taken! In occasion of the General Assembly held in Madrid, on June 17, 2017, the participating delegates of Mediterranean States, hosted by the Spain Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), have formally established, in accordance with Article 185 of

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PRIMA Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers – Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) What is PRIMA and why is it needed? PRIMA, the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area between 19 countries (both EU and non-EU), supports the sustainable management of water and agro-food systems in the Mediterranean Area. It is

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PRIMA General Assembly, Rome, June 5, 2017

The PRIMA General Assembly held on June 5, 2017, in Rome, MIUR. Representatives of 19 countries coming from 3 different continents participated to the meeting to promote Innovation in Food and Water for more sustainable societies.