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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4 May 2017, La Valletta Malta: Ministers of the Euro-Mediterranean adopted a Declaration which takes stock of progress made in Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, looking ahead towards the implementation of the major initiatives in the area including PRIMA. Commissioner Moedas during the Euromed Ministerial Conference in Malta defined PRIMA as “the most ambitious innovation programme in the Mediterranean

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Selection Committee

The list of Commitee Members for Recruitment of the PRIMA Foundation Director is available. Cilck here to see the call for the recruitment of PRIMA-Foundation Director Files: Read More.pdf        

The Italian Minister for Education, University and Research in Malta to discuss relevant issues of Med research Agenda

Relevant issues on the Mediterranean area were at stake at the meeting between the Italian Minister for Education, University, and research, Stefania Giannini, and the Maltese Minister for Education and Employment, Evarist Bartolo, held il Malta on 5th October 2016. The Italian delegation, accompaining Minister Giannini, included Prof. Massimo Inguscio, a leading scientist and President of CNR/Consiglio Nazionale

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PRIMA General Assembly, Barcelona, 1 September 2016

PRIMA GA will take place in Barcelona, at the UfM headquarter,  on 1st September 2016. In the same day the Stakeholder Event will be organized at Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca, Via Laietana, 2 – Barcelona,  (info and Agenda here). Download the GA Agenda. For further information please contact