by European Defence Agency
EDA Annual Conference 2014
On 27 March 2014, the EDA Annual Conference “European Defence Matters” will again gather around 400 high-level speakers and participants. Frontline actors of defence cooperation as well as leaders from the military, politics and industry will engage in highly interactive panel debates and keynote speeches with plenty of opportunities for the audience to contribute to the discussion.
New EDA Video
Do not miss our new corporate video, explaining the role and mission of the European Defence Agency. Learn more about some key projects and how the Agency cooperates with Member States.
Materiel Standardisation Conference 2014
The development of defence standards reduces costs and contributes to the interoperability of Member States’ military forces.
For the preparation of a roadmap for the development of defence standards as mandated by the European Council in December 2013, EDA is organising a Materiel Standardisation Conference on 12 March 2014.
More information on how to register is available here.
Council Conclusions Implementation: Way Forward
The European Council of December 2013 has provided clear taskings for the European Defence Agency. Their implementation in the areas of capability development, support to industry and enhanced defence cooperation will be the Agency’s top priority for 2014. Capability developmentThe endorsement of four proposed capability programme...
First EDA Supported Dual-Use Project Receives European Structural Funds
The Portuguese authority managing European Structural Funds has recently confirmed the acceptance of the “TURTLE” project, financing around 60% of the total project budget. TURTLE is the first of seven dual-use research initiatives supported by the European Defence Agency to access European Structural Funds (ESF).
EDA Multinational Exercises in 2014
Multinational training exercises increase interoperability among participating Member States; they are an efficient way to prepare armed forces for CSDP operations. This year, the European Defence Agency is organising in close cooperation with the respective host nations, contributing Member States and Air Transport Organisations four training e...
Progress for European Satellite Communication Procurement Cell (ESCPC)
Since the signature of a framework contract between EDA and Astrium Services in September 2012, ESCPC, the Agency’s initiative for the pooled procurement of commercial satellite communication services, has proven its operational and financial value by delivering concrete support to Member States. In 2013 the ESCPC scheme facilitated orders...