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SAVE THE DATE: High Level Conference on Skills in Defence, 13 March 2019, Brussels
11 December, 2018
Following the launch of the European Defence Skills Partnership (EDSP) on 19 June 2018, the European Commission is bringing the defence community together again in a high-level conference on 13 March 2019. Participants will discuss the outcome of the ...
DroneDays 2019 brokerage event will look into dual use technologies
07 December, 2018
As part of the European DroneDays Expo, a matchmaking event will be facilitated by the Enterprise Europe Network on 15-16 March 2019 in Brussels. Different thematic conferences will feature on the agenda, including one on the topic of dual use t ...
Info Day on Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances call on 6 December
26 November, 2018
An online ‘Info Day’ on the Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance call will be held on 6 December from 14:00 – 16:30. During the webinar, European Commission and EACEA representatives will explain new funding opportunities, the policy framework and p ...
Erasmus+ call for proposals on defence technologies open
26 October, 2018
Defence is one of the eligible sectors under the  2019 Erasmus+ call for Sector Skills Alliances Lot 3, published on 24 October. A successful proposal will be awarded a €4 million grant for 4 years. Proposals should address at least ...
Homeland Security Conference 2018
18 October, 2018
This year’s Homeland Security Conference will be held on 15 November in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Organised each year by CenSec - Centre for Defence, Space & Security, the conference focuses on bringing together representatives from the cyber secu ...
Join us for a workshop on dual-use technologies for autonomous land vehicles
09 October, 2018
The European Commission, alongside the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking and the European Defence Agency, are holding a workshop on the 19 and 20 November in Lisbon to discuss automated driving. The wor ...
Join us at the symposium on EU defence funding in Seville!
24 August, 2018
Companies of all sizes, clusters, regional and national authorities, and other stakeholders are welcome to take part in this ENDR event on the 3-4 October in Seville. It will be an ideal opportunity for you to learn more about EU funding in ...
New cross-border defence cluster partnerships funded by COSME
14 August, 2018
Soon, 2 European strategic cluster partnerships will kick off their activities in defence-related areas: Alliance – Alliance for International Business Development of Advanced Materials and Connectivity for Defence and Security Mar ...
Survey on defence-related skills launched
24 July, 2018
The survey aims to collect and analyse data within the project on ‘Defence Related Skills’ carried out by Rand Europe. The input gathered will feed into the comprehensive overview of skill gaps in Europe, expected in October 2018. The survey ...
European Defence Fund: an envelope of €13 billion for 2021-2027
14 June, 2018
In June 2017, the Commission presented the first version of the European Defence Fund, which has allowed defence cooperation at EU-level to be tested by means of the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) for 2017-2019, and the European Defenc ...
High Level EU Conference on 'The European Defence Fund – driving factor for Defence Research and Innovation'
13 June, 2018
The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Commission and the European Defence Agency will organise this conference on 2 October in Vienna. This event is designed to provide a full insight into the potential, opportuniti ...
ENDR members contributing to the European Defence Skills Partnership
07 June, 2018
A number of our ENDR members are also on board of the European Defence Skills Partnership – EDSP. The EDSP will be launched on 19 June at the High Level Conference on Skills in Defence organised by the European Commission in Brussels. CEOs from maj ...
Launching the European Defence Skills Partnership on 19 June
02 May, 2018
At a High Level Conference on 19 June, Lowri Evans, Director General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs will launch the European Defence Skills Partnership. Participants from industry, academia and authorities will gather to ...
New recommendation on supporting cross-border market access for defence and security SMEs
24 April, 2018
Today the European Commission has issued a recommendation on cross-border market access for sub-suppliers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the defence sector. It proposes measures to improve the position of SMEs in defence supply ...
Preparatory action on defence research: 2018 topics
14 March, 2018
The European Commission adopted the 2018 financing decision for the preparatory action on defence research (PADR) on 9 March with a budget of €40 million. It includes descriptions of 3 topics for which calls for proposals will be launched. The ...
Commission launches Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest
20 February, 2018
The Commission has now launched a call for applications for individuals and organisations wanting to take part in the Forum. Areas of competences include security and defence, and related implications for industrial value chains, e.g. dual-use a ...
"The European Defence Fund: The EU investing in our security"
14 February, 2018
The European Committee of the Regions is organising on 7 March a stakeholders' debate on "The EU investing in our security", in collaboration with the city of Riga.   The event in Riga will welcome defence stakeholders from Latvia and beyon ...
Conference on EU funding for defence and security
09 February, 2018
The Slovenian Business & Research Association together with the Ministry of Defence are organising on 8 March in Brussels a conference to present the EU defence policy and the landscape of different EU funding opportunities for defence and security i ...
Mapping cybersecurity centres of expertise in Europe
30 January, 2018
The European Commission is carrying out a mapping of existing centres of expertise in the field of cybersecurity (e.g. academy, lab, group, university department, research centre, etc.). The results of this mapping will be translated into a "Cyb ...
Call to support European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for Smart Specialisation Investments
15 January, 2018
A call has been launched to boost industrial competitiveness and investment in the EU via cross-regional cooperation and networking by supporting European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments. These partnerships will fa ...