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DECISION (EU) 2017/1324 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 4 JULY 2017

Decision (EU) 2017/ 1324 of the European parliament and of the council  of 4 July 2017 on the participation of the Union in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), jointly undertaken by several Member States, was published on July 18, 2017, in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Here available the related link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32017D1324

PRIMA at Science|Business FP9 conference, 27 June, Brussels (Belgium)

PRIMA was presented by the President of PRIMA Foundation, at the Science/Business FP9 conference on the 27th June in Brussels. 

The annual Science|Business Network conference  focus on how international relations in science, technology and trade could be transformed – and how these changes will, in turn, affect the EU’s next flagship R&D effort, Framework Programme 9.

Further information about the event

VACANCY OF THE PRIMA-IS DEPUTY DIRECTOR

The call for the recruitment of PRIMA-IS Deputy Director is now open!

Deadline: Tuesday, 13th July at 12 a.m.

 

Preliminary results of the PRIMA SRIA Public Survey

The preliminary results of the PRIMA SRIA Public Consultation were presented during the  PRIMA General Assembly held on 5 June 2017 in Rome.

Click here to download the results

4PRIMA Stakeholder Forum: "Meeting for unlocking innovation to SMEs, industries, companies" Siena, 22 May 2017

The second PRIMA Stakeholder Forum was held at the University of Siena, Italy.  The  Forum aimed at engaging industrial actors in the Euro-Mediterranean Research and Innovation on food and water themes.

The work sessions  organized during the event, were characterized by business case presentations and debates focusing on the current issues of innovations implemented in agri-food by companies supporting sustainable development.  Sixteen business cases focusing on sustainability across the Mediterranean were illustrated.

SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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

EUROMED MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

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 Region".

Public survey on Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)

A first draft version for PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) has been jointly defined by 4PRIMA partners based on an initial broad consultation of relevant stakeholders. The SRIA aims at enabling the prioritization of 8 objectives to be pursued by PRIMA:
1. Smart and sustainable farming;
2. Water-saving solution;

EU-Mediterranean partnership for food and water projects: Coreper approves the "PRIMA" initiative

On 26 April, the EU's Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) reached an agreement on the "PRIMA" initiative, which will pool the know-how and financial resources of the EU and participating states to help develop water provision and agro-food projects in the Mediterranean region.

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Commission fosters research and innovation dialogue with the 10 (5+5) Western Mediterranean countries from the EU and North Africa

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, joined on 31 March 2017 in Tunisia the Forum for the Dialogue in the Western Mediterranean, referred to as the "5+5 Dialogue".