Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

1. The proposals are for the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and Morocco setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of Morocco in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA). The Commission proposes that the Council:
- authorises the conclusion of the Agreement on behalf of the European Union;
- decides to approve the signature and provisional application of the Agreement on behalf of the European Union;

2. The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) is an Article 185 research and innovation initiative. The main objective of the PRIMA is to reinforce cooperation in research and innovation in Mediterranean countries (including selected Middle Eastern and North African countries) in order to contribute to the challenges of sustainable food production and water provision in the Mediterranean region. The initial focus will be on food and water security.

3. The UK is not participating in the PRIMA.

Topic  Research 
Department  DBEIS 
Council Reference  6321/18 
COM Reference  COM(18)74 
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  1. 6321/18 - 351 KB - pdf
  2. 6321/18 + Add 1 - 348 KB - pdf
  3. EM 6321/18 - 373 KB - pdf

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