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Launch in Portugal of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Region (PRIMA)


On February 7th, at 9:30am, the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, in Lisbon, will host the launch in Portugal of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Region (PRIMA). See the program here.

PRIMA is one of the latest developments of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. It was launched at the 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on May 4, 2017 in Valletta, Malta, through the Declaration on Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation. It is a 10-year funding program (between 2018 and 2028) that aggregates the indicative global sum of 440 million euros, divided between contributions from participating countries and the European Union, through the H2020 Framework Program for Science and Innovation.

The participating countries are Algeria, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey. In terms of its strategic research and innovation agenda, PRIMA focuses on the themes of food systems and water resources, with the following pillars: sustainable water management in arid and semi-arid areas of the Mediterranean; sustainable agricultural systems; and the food value chain in Mediterranean regional and local development.

This event aims to present this partnership to the Portuguese public, pre-announce its first Calls for collaborative research projects and present ongoing experiences of transnational collaboration at the Euro-Mediterranean level. The entrance is free. Make your registration here.

The session is supported by the coordination and support action 4PRIMA, a project funded by the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation H2020, under contract number 724060.

Learn more on PRIMA's page.

Note: Agenda under development