PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area is the most ambitious joint program to be undertaken in the frame of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. PRIMA will devise new research and innovation approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanization and population growth.
PRIMA consists of European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) on an equal footing basis (co-ownership, co-management and co-funding) with the Participation of the European Commission, under the framework of an art.185 TFEU.
The following countries have committed to the initiative as Participating States: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey.
The partnership will be financed through a combination of funding from PRIMA Participating States (currently €274 million), and a €220 million contribution from the EU through Horizon 2020, its research and innovation funding program (2014 – 2020).