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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PRIMA presentation at MIUR to the Italian research community, Rome, 18 July, 2017

On July 18, 2017, PRIMA was presented to the Italian research community by Minister of Education Valeria Fedeli, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mario Giro, Professor Marco Mancini, President of PRIMA Foundation Angelo Riccaboni and Director for International Cooperation Maria Cristina Russo of the European Commission Directorate–General for Research and Innovation, at the

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PRIMA Meeting with Cluster-Agrifood Nazionale, Rome, 18 July, 2017

Today, the meeting between the President of PRIMA Foundation and the industrial members of Cluster-Agrifood Nazionale  (CL.A.N.) is taking place in Rome, at the Giacomello Chamber of the National Research Council (CNR). Hereafter the themes for discussion: Presentation of the Annual Work Plan for 2018; Collection of expressions of interest from Enterprises/Associations; Partnership proposals with

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PRIMA presented by the President of PRIMA Foundation to the Science|Business FP9 conference, Brussels, June 27, 2017

During the ‘New World Order’ conference held in Brussels, on the 27th of June, Professor Angelo Riccaboni, President of the PRIMA Foundation, presented the PRIMA initiative to all participants attending the Science|Business FP9 meeting on Research & Innovation. On the occasion, he also introduced the importance of ‘Science as Diplomacy’, as a tool to re-think

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PRIMA Consortium participation to the COST event “Water for Agriculture and Food in the Mediterranean Area”

On June 28, 2017, PRIMA Consortium participated to the COST event “Water for Agriculture and Food in the Mediterranean Area”. As a precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research, COST has been contributing – since its creation in 1971 – to closing the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond.  While supporting trans-national cooperation

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The European Commissioner Carlos Moedas’ speech at the EUROMED Ministerial Conference Research and Innovation, Malta, 04 May 2017

The entire Carlos Moedas’ speech on PRIMA pronounced during the EUROMED Ministerial Conference on Research and Innovation, held in Malta on May 4, 2017, is available at the following link:  

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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