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