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Open Public Online Consultation: PRIMA - Horizon 2020

The European Commission has launched a public consultation in relation to a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).

The main aim of PRIMA is to reinforce cooperation in Research and Innovation among Mediterranean countries, to better face the common challenges of sustainable food production and sustainable management of water resources in our region. The Initiative is open to all Mediterranean countries. Currently, seven non EU countries are supporting the initiative. These are: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.

If finally launched, PRIMA will develop a research agenda and will fund collaborative, transnational research projects, in agriculture, sustainable water management and rural development. It would be a great achievement if we are able to open a window to forestry and agro-forestry.

For the Forest Research Community in the Mediterranean is also extremely important to highlight the relevance of forests, forested landscapes, rangelands and agro-forestry systems in sustainable water management and food security. Also, is necessary to stress the need to strengthen Mediterranean cooperation in research, mobility and capacity building and other types of activities.

For all the above, it is important you to take part in the consultation on PRIMA, available via this link:

http://www.ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/prima/consultation_en.htm