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PRIMA The Partnership for Research & Innovation in the Mediterranean Area by Jack Metthey, Director for Climate Action & Resource Efficiency at the EC’s DG for Research&Innovation

In November 2016 Wsstp published an article about Prima Initiative in its  monthly newsletter:  

In 2012, a group of EU Member States and Mediterranean countries decided to act. Building on the Union for the Mediterranean and EU's Neighbourhood Strategy, this group pushed for an international R&I cooperation within the Council of the EU. Subsequently, the European Commission came forward with a legislative proposal for Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean –"PRIMA".

Presentation of PRIMA initiative at COP22, Marrakech

 ON 8th November 2016, Prof. Mohamed ABOUSSALAH, General Secratary of MHESRET, Prof Abdel-Ilah AFIFI, Director of Budget and General Affairs – MHESRET and National Coordinator of the PRIMA initiative and Prof. Angelo Riccaboni, Chair of PRIMA initiative, presented PRIMA initiative at COP22 Marrakech.

The Italian delegation meeting with Maltese Education Minister to discuss key issues on MED Agenda, Prima, Blue Med, Quantum tech

Italian Minister for Education, University and Research visit to Malta (October 5th, 2016) accompanied by an italian delegation including Prof. Angelo Riccaboni, Chair of the PRIMA Consortium

11th meeting of the agricultural ministers of CIHEAM’s member: Support PRIMA initiative

At the invitation of the Albanian authorities, the 11th Meeting of the Ministers of agriculture of the 13 Member States of CIHEAM took place in Tirana on the 22nd of September 2016. The Meeting focused on the root causes of distress migration from the point of view of agricultural development and food security.

4PRIMA presented in the framework of WEAM4i project in Spain

PRIMA initiative and 4PRIMA project were presented twice in the framework of the FP7 project named "Water & Energy Advanced Management for Irrigation" (WEAM4i) in Ejea de los Caballeros, near Zaragossa, Spain:

PRIMA General Assembly, Barcelona 1st September 2016 at UfM headquarters

Legal and financial aspects was discussed in PRIMA General Assembly @UfM Headquarter in Barcelona. Research and Innovation can pave the way for a sustainable future in the Mediterranean Area.

click here to see the presentations.

PRIMA Objectives Prioritization Survey

Take a moment to answer the "PRIMA Objectives Prioritization Survey"

A survey has been prepared in order to collect the opinions of key actors on the research priorities to be addressed by the PRIMA initiative. The survey will also enquire which actions you would like  the PRIMA Initiative will primarily develop within each of the three PRIMA thematic pillars(Sustainable management of water for arid and semi-arid areas; Sustainable farming systems under Mediterranean environmental constraints; Mediterranean food value chain for regional and local development).

PRIMA General Assembly & stakeholder consultation, Barcelona 1st September 2016

The next PRIMA General Assembly and an open Stakeholder event will be organised in Barcelona by th Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) on the 1st of September 2016. 

The stakeholder consultation meeting will focus on priorization of PRIMA Objectives. It will be held from 15:00 to 18:00 at Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca - Via Laietana, 2, Barcelona. While

4PRIMA kick-off meeting, Rome, 19-20 May 2016

4PRIMA Coordination and Support Action started on 1st of May 2016 and held its kick-off meeting in Rome at Ministry of Education, University and Research, Viale Trastevere 76/a, Rome,.on 19-20 May. A General Assembly of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) was organised back-to-back to this event. The 19 partner reviewed their workprogram and defined their activities for the next 18 months, to see presentations click here.

4PRIMA partnership

4PRIMA coordination and support action brings together 19 partners representing 15 countries and 3 international organisations. See details