Country(s): Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey,

Deadline: 21-02-2019 17:00 CET (pre-proposals)

Deadline:04-09-2019 17:00 CET (full proposals)


PRIMA is a new Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area. Through Resarch Collaborative Projects PRIMA aims to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for agro-food systems, and water provision in the Mediterranean area to make to make them sustainable, in line with the UN 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The PRIMA programme counts 15 Participating countries: Algeria; Croatia; Cyprus; France; Germany; Greece; Israel; Italy; Luxembourg; Malta; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; Tunisia and Turkey. In addition, it is expected that Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Morocco are to be considered for the time being to be Participating States. Their full participation will be announced on the PRIMA website.

*Note, this Call is divided into Section 1 and Section 2. The FNR only financially supports Section 2, with Section 1 supported by the European Commission. Applicants considering applying to Section 1 do not have to involve the FNR in any application. This programme page reflects the information & deadlines from Section 2.*

PRIMA 2019 Call for proposals

The 2019 PRIMA Call for proposals centers on three thematic areas:

Thematic area: Management of Water

Topic 2.1.1 RIA Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean

Topic 2.1.2 RIA Management of low-quality waters under water scarcity and climate change conditions

Thematic area: Farming Systems

Topic 2.2.1 RIA Small scale farming systems innovation

Topic 2.2.2 RIA Use and management of biodiversity as a major lever of sustainability in farming systems

Thematic area: Agro-food Value Chain

Topic 2.3.1 RIA Extending shelf-life of perishable Mediterranean food products by sustainable technologies and logistics and by optimized pest and microbial control

Topic 2.3.2 RIA Enhancing horizontal and vertical integration of Mediterranean agro-food value-chains to foster innovation and sustainability

Visit the PRIMA website for details on thematic areas and topics


  • The total indicative budget for the Section 2 of this Call is 34.9 MEUR
  • The FNR supports Luxembourg partners in this Call with a maximum of 300,000 EUR (Section 2 of the Call only)


  • This Call runs in two stages: pre-proposals and full proposals
  • All applications must be submitted to PRIMA via their Electronic Submission System (ESS): Please note, the ESS can now be used to submit Section 2 proposals. A “Submit Proposal” tab is located at the top right corner of the Section 2 call page of the PRIMA website. By clicking on the “Submit Proposal” tab, you will be redirected to the ESS. Guidance on how to use the ESS can be found in the ESS handbook.
  • Additionally, the Luxembourg partners must submit the PRIMA documents to the FNR, along with the INTER documents, no later than 5 working days after the PRIMA deadline(s). This must be done via the FNR Online Grant Management System.
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