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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Environment, Innovation, Local development, Research

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Research centres, SMEs

Regions: European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Eligible countries:
* Some EU members states: Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia. It includes the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to these Member States;
* Third Countries associated to Horizon 2020 (AC): Israel, Tunisia, and Turkey;
* Third Countries not associated to Horizon 2020 (TC), having 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

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Responsible: European Commission

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JPI PRIMA – Water Management – 2020 
Funds for: implementing sustainable, integrated management of water resources in the Mediterranean, under climate change conditions

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Facilitating the adaptation to the global change promoting the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources;
* Maximizing economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems;
* Developing and testing innovative demonstration cases on efficient and sustainable use of water, at pilot projects at various scales, from plot to basin;
* Integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and IWRM

Priorities
* Developing and testing adaptation measures working under real conditions, involving stakeholders, and end-user groups, preferably at the river basin scale;
* Capacity development and participatory approaches, promoting coordination among various stakeholders and companies (explicitly involving  SMEs), with frequent dialogues, training and advisory sessions to provide the support on designing and demonstrating real-life examples;
* Ensuring and demonstrating linkages among diverse water resources managers and users and their involvement from the beginning of the project
* Proposals might take into account and, where possible, the results of LIFE programme and H2020 Societal Challenge projects and among others, the Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism

Among financed actions
* Projects with a TRL between 6 and 7;
* Project falling under the ‘multi-actor approach’ ensuring cooperation between research centres, governments, regulators, users and providers, in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management;
* Innovative demonstration cases on efficient and sustainable use of water, at pilot projects at various scales, from plot to basin;
* New solutions enhancing the real integration of social and economic components of the IWRM as well as the environmental ones have to be developed and connected to existing simulation models assessing the impact of climate change

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

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

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal entity;
– Be an international European interest organization as defined in point (12) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013;
– Be an international organization (IO) or any legal entity established in countries not listed above as PS will be eligible for funding provided

* The action must be implemented in an eligible country