Prima foundation promotes “scientific diplomacy” in Mediterranean societies

Barcelona, Jul 16 (EFE).- The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – an international body for the inclusive, healthy and prosperous Mediterranean societies – will finance 40 new projects and invest 65 million euros in 2021.

The partnership, which in 2020 invested 167 million euros in projects, has put the climate crisis at the top of its agenda, encouraging a “scientific diplomacy” between politically distant countries, director of the Prima foundation, Octavi Quintana, told Efe.

The Prima foundation, linked to the Ministry of Science and Innovation with headquarters in Barcelona, brings together 19 European and North African countries, and finances projects to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in regions distressed by climate change, urbanization and population growth. EFE


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