Algeria signs agreement for participation in Mediterranean research and innovation initiative

July 12, 2017
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The European Union and Algeria have successfully concluded negotiations for Algeria’s participation in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA). The agreement was initialed on 11 July in Algiers.

This agreement is an important step towards the full accession of Algeria to PRIMA right from its inception, expected in early 2018.

The PRIMA initiative (2018-2028), funded in part by the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, aims to develop new solutions for sustainable water management and food production in the Mediterranean region. The partnership currently consists of 19 participants, including several countries in the Southern Mediterranean region (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia). 

PRIMA will be financed by a combination of funding from the participating countries (currently €274 million) and a contribution of €220 million from the EU through Horizon 2020.

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