EU Defence Subsidies

The past two years, goalposts have been shifting regarding the European Defence, its future, its goals, and its funding.

Part of this is the creation of the European Defence Fund consisting of the Preparatory Action and forthcoming European Defence Industrial Development Programme. Whilst the Preparatory Action is ongoing, the co-decision procedure for the EDIDP is in full swing.

As important as these programmes are/will be, this is not the only European funding available to industry. There is also funding available under the European Structural and Investment Funds, the European Investment Bank, EU COSME, Erasmus+, H2020 for dual use projects,…

Difficult to get your head around this and what the potential is for your company?

Understandable, but luckily also the European Defence Agency realised the complexity.

To help you out they have created an interactive Gateway to European funding serving defence priorities under the Strategic Research Agendas and their Technology Building Blocks, as well as Key Strategic Activities. It also supports EDA industry engagement.

All defence-related stakeholders can access a:

  • comparative view per funding dimension to compare each relevant criterion one-by-one across the many funding opportunities;
  • detailed view per funding source to explore each specific European funding opportunity in detail.

And here is the link: https://eda.europa.eu/eufunding