The overall objective of the PRIMA programme is to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for agro-food systems, to make them sustainable, and for integrated water provision and management in the Mediterranean area, to make those systems and that provision and management more climate resilient, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally and socially sustainable, and to contribute to solving water scarcity, food security, nutrition, health, well-being and migration problems upstream.
In order to ensure sustainable use and protection of Mediterranean groundwater aquifers in the frame of climate change, water over-abstraction in the region, all water balance components and water quality and quantity risks related to the intensive agricultural activities need to be comprehensively assessed and analysed.
- water demands and their management;
- the geo-physical aspects of water recharge and depletion;
- non-conventional water recharge options and their quality aspects;
- the processes leading to seawater intrusion and groundwater pollution
Total indicative amount allocated to this call is EUR 6.4 million.
Legal entities established in the following countries and territories will be eligible to receive funding through PRIMA grants, :
The PRIMA Participating States (PS) The following Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU): Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia. It includes the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to these Member States .
The following Third Countries associated to Horizon 2020 (AC): Israel, Tunisia, and Turkey.
The following Third Countries not associated to Horizon 2020 (TC), upon condition that they have concluded international agreements for scientific and technological cooperation setting out the terms and conditions of their participation in PRIMA: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco.
Any legal entity created under Union law.
Any international European interest organization, as defined in point (12) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1290/20134. For these two types of entities (b, c), their place of establishment is not relevant.
Any international organization (IO) or any legal entity established in countries not listed above as PS will be eligible for funding provided that at least one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
- Participation is deemed to be essential for carrying out the action;
- Such funding is provided under a bilateral scientific and technological agreement or any other arrangement between the Union and the international organization or, for entities established in a country, which is not a Participating State, the country in which the legal entity is established.
Dateline for submission: 28 February 2019
Illustration Photo: Tamerza waterfall. Shabikah, Tozeur, Tunisia.(credits: Daniel PERRIES / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))