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EDF – European Defence Fund 2021-2027

Grants for competitive and collaborative projects throughout the entire cycle of research and development for a bigger impact on the European defence capability and industrial landscape.

Budget

8 billion euro

Beneficiaries

Type of financing

REGULATION (EU) 2021/697 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 29 April 2021 establishing the European Defence Fund and repealing Regulation (EU) 2018/1092

Budget
8 billion euro
Bénéficiaires
Type de financement​
REGULATION (EU) 2021/697 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 29 April 2021 establishing the European Defence Fund and repealing Regulation (EU) 2018/1092
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The European Defence Fund (EDF), preceded by two test programmes – the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) and the European Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), is the Commission’s initiative to support collaborative defence research and development, and to foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base.

Objectives

  • To enhance the competitiveness, innovation, efficiency and technological autonomy of the Union’s defence industry;
  • To contribute to the EU strategic autonomy by supporting the cross-border cooperation between Member States;
  • To support cooperation between enterprises, research centres, national administrations, international organisations and universities throughout the Union, both in the research and in the development phases of defence products and technologies.

Structure

The categories of actions:

  • Defence medical response, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN), biotech and human factors (MCBRN)
  • Information superiority (C4ISR)
  • Advanced passive and active sensors (SENS)
  • Cyber (CYBER)
  • Space (SPACE)
  • Digital transformation (DIGIT)
  • Energy resilience and environmental transition (ENERENV)
  • Materials and components (MATCOMP)
  • Air combat (AIR)
  • Air and missile defence (AIRDEF)
  • Ground combat (GROUND)
  • Force protection and mobility (PROTMOB)
  • Naval combat (NAVAL)
  • Underwater warfare (UW)
  • Simulation and training (SIMTRAIN)
  • Disruptive technologies (DIS)
  • Open calls for innovative defence technologies (OPEN)
  • Other actions

Priorities 

  • To achieve more innovative solutions in the defence sector industry;
  • To foster an open internal market and facilitate the widening of cross-border cooperation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and middle capitalisation companies (mid-caps) in the defence sector.

Financed actions

  • Research and design
  • Prototypes development
  • Testing, qualification and certification of prototypes
  • Permanent European Structured Cooperation Projects
  • Disruptive and high-risk innovations

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