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European Defence Fund

Preparation Through Development, Strategy And Structure

European Defence Fund

The European Defence Fund (EDF) is an EU initiative to boost defense cooperation among member states. It funds joint research, development, and acquisition of defence technologies to enhance security and reduce duplication. The EDF aims to strengthen Europe’s defence¬†capabilities and promote innovation in the defense sector through collaborative projects.

The EDF is implemented through annual work programmes. The third EDF work programme is organiSed around:

  • 4 thematic calls¬†
  • 3 calls dedicated to SMEs and disruptive technologies, consisting of 34 topics.