Selected – 2018

PRIMA call for the Section 2 funded by Participant States

PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda identified 12 priorities for facing Mediterranean challenges related to Water management, Farming systems and Agro-food chains. In 2018, the PRIMA Section 2 Call, funded by the Participating States, will encompass all priorities except the three of them addressed in Section 1, i.e. the following 9 topics and the cross cutting issues among them :

  • Water resources availability and quality within catchments and aquifers
  • Sustainable, integrated water management,
  • Irrigation technologies and practices,
  • Adaptation of agriculture to climate change,
  • Preventing emergence of animal and plant diseases,
  • Developing farming systems able to generate income, to create employment and to contribute to a balanced territorial development,
  • Valorising food products from traditional Mediterranean diet,
  • Food Safety in local food chains,
  • Implications of dietary shifts and sustainable diets for the Med populations and food industry.

The total estimated budget for this call for projects is € 32 million. The ANR will finance the French teams on the 9 themes above.

Consortia must include at least three legal entities established in three different countries considered as Participating States, out of which:

  • at least one must be established in a EU Member State or a third country associated to Horizon 2020 participating in PRIMA and not being a MPC (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain)
  • at least one must be established in a third country non-EU Participating State bordering the Mediterranean Sea (MPC) considered as a Participating State (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey)
Opening : 2018-02-09 at 17h18 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2018-03-27 at 17h00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2018-09-04 at 17h00 CEST

France National Contact Points:

ANR Project manager
Claire TREIGNIER                
+33 (0)1 73 54 81 43                

ANR Programme officer
Maurice HERAL

Conditions of participation of French participants in the call for proposals are set out in the national regulations of funding bodies.