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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Co-op & Development, Energy, Environment, Industry, Innovation, New technologies, Research

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Banks, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Investment Funds, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Participating countries: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey

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Funds for: Developing the Nexus approach in order to improve the management of water, ecosystems and food
Main beneficiaries: Any legal entity

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Developing the Nexus approach in order to improve the management of water, ecosystems and food
Main beneficiaries: Any legal entity

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Advocate for the efficient, integrated use and management of land, water and other vital resources, as a way to minimise trade-offs and maximise synergies across sectors and generate shared economic, environmental and societal benefits through the Nexus approach;
* Identify already existing Nexus approaches and tools, as well as their proven benefits; and develop novel ones, while codifying and upscaling knowledge in the Nexus field;

* Accompany the upscaling of knowledge and tools promoting the Nexus approach and the integrated management of resources by its acceptance by relevant stakeholders

Priorities
* Breaking of disciplinary silos that prevent cross-sectoral planning and integrated management of water, food, soil and ecosystems;
* Improving systems approach to ensure smart water balances and allocation mechanisms, water safety that supports the transition to sustainable agriculture that is economically and socially beneficial and environmentally safe;
* Uptaking of multi-sectoral solutions by local and regional stakeholders by improving connection and coordination between research and policy-making;
* Leveraging knowledge for innovation of technologies in the WEF sectors;
* Increasing farmers’ food-water security and resilience through the dissemination of best practices

Among financed actions
* Conception of a demonstration project to assess existing Nexus tools and approaches and develop novel ones, for reaching social, environmental and economic benefits through integrated governance of the different water-using sectors;
* Actions aiming at creating knowledge or filling knowledge gaps, collecting and making available data to allow for the scaling-up of Nexus-related good practices;
* Identification of the obstacles to the creation of an enabling environment for new policies as well as governance, organisational and business models, which can enhance the Nexus approach and the scaling-up of good practices, as well as the identification of solutions to overcome these obstacles;
* Cooperation with the European Commission Knowledge Hub on Water and Agriculture in order to facilitate the uptake of project outputs by policymakers after project completion

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal entity under European law;
– European applicants must be registered under EU law;
– A consortium composed of three legal entities established in three different Participating States must be established, out of which at least one must be established in an EU Member State or a third country associated to Horizon 2020 and not being a MPC; and at least one must be established in a third country bordering the Mediterranean Sea

* Questions may be sent to: info@prima-med.org