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European defence industrial development programme: Information day

European defence industrial development programme: Information day
Published on: 24/04/2019
The European Commission will host an information day on the European defence industrial development programme (EDIDP) in Brussels on 22 May 2019, from 08.30 to 17.00. Registration is possible from 24 April (12.00) until 15 May (23.59).
Event date: 22/05/2019

The EDIDP provides €500 million in co-financing over 2019-2020 for the joint industrial development of defence equipment and technologies in all domains (air, land, sea, cyber and space). It is a test phase in view of a more ambitious EU programme in the next EU multi-annual financial framework. The EDIDP will be implemented directly by the European Commission.

What will be addressed?

The Commission will inform you on the EDIDP regulation (highlighting differences compared to the preparatory action on defence research) and the topics covered by the EDIDP 2019 calls. We will also explain participation modalities and access to the participant portal.

Who should participate?

The EDIDP info day 2019 will be a unique opportunity to improve your knowledge about the context, objectives and participation modalities of the European defence industrial development programme.

Equally, it may also be an opportunity to network with partners interested in forming consortia.
Therefore, during the brokerage event participants could turn to this electronic form to present their profile.

EDIDP financial support is limited to public or private undertakings from legal entities established in the EU countries. Industry, be it larger companies or SMEs, clusters defence industry associations, national or European research institutes and universities are all invited to participate.  

How to participate?

1. You can register online now until 15 May 2019

2. Wait until your registration is validated with a confirmation email.

3. Following the confirmation, you will receive a formal invitation to participate in the information day. Admission will only be granted upon presentation of the invitation and valid ID.


Attendance to the info day is limited to 2 persons per organisation.
For further information, please contact ec-edidp-infoday@ec.europa.eu

Background on 2019 EDIDP calls for proposals

The EDIDP work programme includes the following 9 competitive calls for 2019
See more about the calls