PRIMA - The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - has launched a Public Consultation allowing stakeholders to provide their inputs for the preparation of the next PRIMA Annual Work Plans 2020 and 2021 (AWPs) and related calls for proposals.
PRIMA aims to devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth. PRIMA consists of European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries 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. To date, 19 countries committed to the initiative.
The first public consultation on the PRIMA Annual Work Plan priorities is open from 1st October to 31st October 2018.
PRIMA envisages to involve a broad number of stakeholders from both the public and private sector, be they individuals, institutions, groups or networks. The feedback of the scientific community is very much sought, however, all citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute. Relevant stakeholders who are encouraged to participate in this public consultation include industry (large companies and SMEs), NGOs, CSOs and not-for-profit organisations, end-users (e.g. farmers, retailers, etc.), consumers, decision-makers (at all levels: local, regional, national), regulators and, last but not least, the general public.
To participate in the consultation, please fill out and submit the questionnaire at: http://prima-med.org/our-opinion-counts/