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EDF work programme 2022 adopted, calls in early June
EDF provides €1 billion to boost the EU’s defence capabilities and new tools for defence innovation
EDF work programme 2022 adopted, calls in early June
EDF provides €1 billion to boost the EU’s defence capabilities and new tools for defence innovation
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The DG DEFIS adopted the EDF work programme 2022 with €1 billion to boost the EU’s defence capabilities and new tools for defence innovation.

The 2022 EDF work programme addresses a total of 33 topics structured along eight calls for proposals to be opened in early June. Energy-related topics are not as extensively included in this year’s call for proposals as in the 2021 work programme.

Non-thematic calls for proposals focused on SMEs targeting research and development actions to foster innovation as a key objective of the EDF are also foreseen.

SiEnE partnership remains active as the contact point for foreign partners to address the Slovenian knowledge partners, companies, industry, and other support organisations.

About the 2022 EDF work programme

European Defence Fund provides €1 billion to boost the EU’s defence capabilities and new tools for defence innovation.

The second EDF work programme 2022 will be organised around 8 calls addressing 16 categories consisting of 33 topics.

After a short assessment, we must emphasise, that energy-related topics are not so extensively included in this year’s call for proposals as in 2021.

What is new?

Additionally, the 2022 work programme introduces a series of new tools to promote defence innovation, all under one new umbrella called the EU Defence Innovation Scheme (EUDIS). As already announced in the Commission’s Defence Package, EUDIS will be working in close partnership with EDA’s Innovation Hub.

Topics and categories of action

The 2022 EDF work programme addresses in total 33 topics structured along eight calls for proposals – to be opened early June – to kick-start a number of large emblematic projects.

It targets relevant defence technologies and capabilities in line with the EU capability priorities commonly agreed by the Member States and further elaborated in the Strategic Compass.

EDF Categories of action
Source: DG DEFIS, 2022, EDF Categories of action

SiEnE partnership remains active as the contact point for foreign partners to address the Slovenian knowledge organisations, companies, industry, and other support organisations.

Contact: SiEnE@teces.si

European Defence Fund Info Days 2022

Information Day and Networking Event for potential applicants to the European Defence Fund (EDF) 2022 calls for proposals will be organised between 30 June and 1st July.

This is a two-day event consisting of an Information Day on 30 June to introduce the calls for proposals and explain participation modalities, followed by a one-day brokerage and matchmaking event on 1 July.

It is dedicated to industry, SMEs and researchers interested. The event is organised in hybrid mode and participants can choose to participate on-site in Brussels or online. Participation is free but subject to registration.

More: https://edefis.eu/EDFInfoDays2022


Useful links for your revision:

  • Fact sheet on EDF calls 2022 link.pdf
  • EDF Indicative multi annual perspective link.pdf
  • EDF work programme 2022 part 2 link.pdf
  • !!! Call topics description link.pdf !!!

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