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PRIMA Call for Proposals (Section 1): Agro-food Value Chain 2019

PRIMA Call for Proposals (Section 1): Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) has launched its calls for Agro-food Value Chain 2019.



Proposals should focus on developing and implementing innovative solutions, technological tools and/or digital solutions and protocols to achieve traceability and confirm authenticity of Mediterranean food products  (excluded Olive oil) aiming to detect fraud in traditional Mediterranean food products.

Proposals should focus on products with high added value, most exposed to fraud and valorise productions that have been discontinued but hold nutritional value and are important for biodiversity conservation. Proposal should also aim at creating trans-national networks of laboratories, validating and harmonizing protocols, sharing open-data on food products of the Mediterranean tradition, providing a robust support for certification and control bodies, and building capacity in key enabling technologies related  to authenticity and traceability.

Grant Information

Total indicative amount allocated to this call is EUR 6.4 million

Eligibility Criteria

  • Legal entities established in the following countries and territories will be eligible to receive funding through PRIMA grants:
    • The PRIMA Participating States (PS) :
      • The following Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU): Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia. It includes the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to these Member States.
      • The following Third Countries associated to Horizon 2020 (AC): Israel, Tunisia, and Turkey.
      • The following Third Countries not associated to Horizon 2020 (TC), upon condition that they have concluded international agreements for scientific and technological cooperation setting out the terms and conditions of their participation in PRIMA: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco.
    • Any legal entity created under Union law.
    • Any international European interest organization, as defined in point (12) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1290/20134. For these two types of entities (b, c), their place of establishment is not relevant
    • Any international organization (IO) or any legal entity established in countries not listed above as PS will be eligible for funding provided that at least one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
      • Participation is deemed to be essential for carrying out the action;
      • Such funding is provided under a bilateral scientific and technological agreement or any other arrangement between the Union and the international organization or, for entities established in a country, which is not a Participating State, the country in which the legal entity is established.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit http://prima-med.org/call-for-proposal/section-1-agro-food-value-chain-2019/

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