The project

PRIMAVERA is a Horizon 2020 project funded by European Commission. The project is a collaboration between 19 European partners, led by the Met Office and the Reading University in the UK.


PRIMAVERA started in November 2015 with a kick-off meeting held jointly with the CRESCENDO project. The project runs until July 2020.


Its aim is to develop a new generation of advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models, capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity, for the benefit of governments, business and society in general.

The results will help answer questions such as:

  • To what extent are recent heat waves, floods and droughts in Europe attributable to natural variability or human influences on the global climate system?
  • How will the risk of such high impact climate and weather events change over the next few decades?

More information

Full details of the PRIMAVERA project can be found in theĀ Description of Action.