Today, 21st November 2017, the Malta Council for Science and Technology hosted the “Launching of the PRIMA Network”. The event, which took place at the Esplora Interactive Science Centre in Kalkara, saw the partecipation of Maltese and foreign researchers, who had the opportunity to hear about PRIMA, network and discuss potential project collaboration.
On 26 October 2017, Algeria and the European Union signed an Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria setting out the terms and conditions for participation of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).
On 27 October, the EU and Egypt made a step forward towards strengthening their research and innovation cooperation. The two sides signed an agreement for scientific and technological cooperation setting out the terms and conditions for Egypt's participation in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).
During the the dissemination event Mr Octavi Quintana director of Prima fondation presented the anual work plan Prima 2018 and the actions to be lanched.
3 Parrallel workshops was organised:
Workshop 1: How to promote networking in the Med Area?
The EU's Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and the Alternate Minister for Education, responsible for Research and Innovation, Costas Fotakis were the keynote speakers at a Conference for the PRIMA Initiative (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), organised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.
Conference for the Euro-Mediterranean initiative PRIMA: Partnership for Research & Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
The General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, organizes a Conference for the Euro-Mediterranean PRIMA Initiative, on Monday, 25 September 2017, at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (48, Vas. Constantinou Avenue, L. Zervas Amphitheatre).
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 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.