September 14, 2023

PRIMA launches its 2023 call

On the 21st of January, the PRIMA Secretariat organised from the Headquarters of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona an online Info Day featuring speakers from the PRIMA Secretariat who presented the 2023 call topics, rules of participation, and how to apply for the calls.

Through its annual work plan, PRIMA will contribute to solving water scarcity, food security, nutrition, health, well-being and migration problems contributing significantly to the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development, notably in the Mediterranean region.

The PRIMA Annual Work Plan 2023 is structured around five calls for proposals:

  • Four Section 1 separate calls (four topics one call for each topic).
  • One multi-topic Section 2 call (three topics).

The AWP 2023 includes Innovation Actions (IAs), with activities demonstrating technology or organisational model validation and market replication, and Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), exploring new areas and technologies.

PRIMA foresees that approximately thirty projects will be funded out of 2023 calls, consisting of a balanced mix of demonstrators with new technologies into operation or organisational innovations (TRL 6-8) and research activities with lower TRL to pave the way for future innovation and capitalisation potential (TRL 3-5).

The submission deadlines for stage 1 are March 22nd (Section 1) and 29th (Section 2) 2023.

A recording of the info day is available on the PRIMA’s page and its YouTube channel:

PRIMA is a long-term European partnership aiming to foster joint research and innovation approaches among Mediterranean countries to improve water availability, sustainable agriculture, and food production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation, and population growth. PRIMA aims to support the transition towards a greener, more inclusive, healthier Mediterranean societies’ transformation, stretching the EU Green Deal to South Mediterranean countries.