International agreement on Morocco’s participation in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – PRIMA.
Prima | 11 April 2018
The European Union and Morocco signed on April 10th an international agreement on Morocco’s participation in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – PRIMA.
This is the last international agreement signed with countries outside the EU not associated to Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, to ensure their participation in PRIMA. Morocco formally joins Member States and non-EU countries from both shores of the Mediterranean to work on developing responses to water scarcity and food security, two of the major challenges of the region.
With the April 10th agreement, which is provisionally applicable from the date of its signature, all 19 countries that committed to undertake PRIMA – both EU Member States and non-EU countries – are formally Participating States of the initiative.
Legal entities established in Morocco now count towards the minimum number of participants in a consortium, can coordinate a project and are eligible for funding in PRIMA calls.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will 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