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Defence Industry and Space

Contacts of the Network of European Defence Fund National Focal Points (NFPs)

What are European Defence Fund (EDF) NFPs?

The National Focal Points are individuals nominated by EU Member States and countries associated to the European Defence Fund (Norway) that are supported by national structures established under the responsibility and control of the Member States and Norway.

NFPs will support the implementation of the European Defence Fund: working closely with DG DEFIS they will reach out to stakeholders, notably applicants and potential applicants, provide information and advice to potential applicants and beneficiaries of the EDF programme and assist in building partnerships, throughout the EDF life cycle.

 What type of services do the NFPs offer?

In general, the following core services are offered by NFPs in accordance with the NFP Guiding Principles and in line with the Special Group NFP-EDF Rules of Procedure:

  • Advise on Commission administrative procedures, rules and application forms related to the EDF programme;
  • Advise on national administrative procedures and specific conditions related to application process e.g. guarantees, third country entities;
  • Organise information and promotional activities, such as national EDF info days;
  • Circulate to potential applicants generic EDF documentation and more specific call for proposals related documentation on the EDF.

NFPs may also offer additional services such as providing assistance with partner search activities and signposting to other business support networks, relevant Member States administration and other EU/national/regional funding services and programmes.

As the NFPs will operate primarily at the national level and taking into account that the make-up of defence industries vary throughout the EU and in Associated Countries, the type and level of services offered may differ from country to country. The Commission aims to facilitate the sharing of best practices between NFPs through, amongst other things, arranging regular meetings, facilitating presentations by individual NFPs, encouraging and facilitating interactions with the National Contact Point Network (NCP) established under Horizon Europe and by facilitating twinning events.

 

Where can I find my NFP?

Name
Austria - Elisabeth VEIT
Organisation
Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Website
https://www.ffg.at/europa/edf
Email
Phone number
+43 5 7755 4212

Name
Austria - Thomas ZERGOI (Alternate)
Organisation
Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Website
https://www.ffg.at/europa/edf
Email
Phone number
+43 5 7755 4201

Functional Mailbox:            nfp-edf@economie.fgov.be

Name
Belgium (NL) - Nick HOUTTEKIER
Organisation
FPS Economie
Website
https://economie.fgov.be/nl/themas/ondernemingen/specifieke-sectoren/defensie/h…
Email
Phone number
+32 2 277 75 15

Name
Belgium (FR) - Pierre DE MAN (Alternate)
Organisation
Royal Higher Institute for Defence
Website
https://economie.fgov.be/fr/themes/entreprises/secteurs-specifiques/defense/fon…
Email
Phone number
+32 2 441 42 71

Name
Bulgaria - Dilyana KARAGEORGIEVA
Organisation
Ministry of Economy
Website
https://www.mi.government.bg/bg/themes-c412.html
Email
Phone number
+359 2 940 73 98

Name
Bulgaria - Kiril ANGELOV (Alternate)
Email
Phone number
+359 2 92 20 867

Name
Croatia - Goran BASARAC
Organisation
Croatian Defense Industry Competitiveness Cluster
Email
Phone number
+385 99 218 3985

Name
Croatia - Tadija LUČIĆ (Alternate)
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Email
Phone number
+385 (1) 48 61 317

Name
Cyprus - Antonis Antoniou
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Email
Phone number
+357 22807754

Name
Cyprus - Polydoros HADJIDIMITRIOU (Alternate)
Organisation
Research and innovation/Ministry of Defence
Email
Phone number
+357 22807755

Name
Czechia - Kristýna STEJSKALOVÁ
Organisation
Czech Defense and Security Industry Association
Website
https://aobp.cz/evropsky-obranny-fond/
Email
Phone number
+420 224 235320

Name
Denmark - Joachim FINKIELMAN
Organisation
Danish Defence and Security Association
Website
http://www.di.dk/di-fos
Email
Phone number
+45 61871540

Name
Denmark - Henrik Navntoft Sønderskov (Alternate)
Organisation
Danish Defence and Security Association
Website
http://www.di.dk/di-fos
Email
Phone number
+45 52185913

Name
Estonia - Kertu METSOJA
Organisation
Estonian Defence Industry Association
Email
Phone number
+372 5566 8622

Name
Finland - Paavo HEISKANEN
Organisation
Business Finland
Email
Phone number
+358 41 501 4481

Name
Finland - Anna OKSANEN (Alternate)
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Email

Name
France - Caroline BILBIJA
Organisation
Ministry of Armed Forces
Email
Phone number
+33 988672694

Name
Germany - Astrid WACH
Organisation
Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union
Email
Phone number
Phone: +32 2 787 1112

Name
Greece
Organisation
General Directorate of Defence Investments & Armaments
Email

Functional Mailbox:            EDFNFP@tim.gov.hu

Name
Hungary - Levente András BALOG
Organisation
Ministry of Technology and Industry
Website
https://nkfih.gov.hu/hivatalrol/nemzetkozi-szervezetek/europai-vedelmi-alap
Email
Phone number
+36-1-89-62372
+36-30-606-4169

Functional Mailbox:            EDFNFP@itm.gov.hu

Name
Hungary - Dániel KRÁLIK (Alternate)
Organisation
Government Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary - Department of Defence Development
Website
https://nkfih.gov.hu/hivatalrol/nemzetkozi-szervezetek/europai-vedelmi-alap
Email
Phone number
+36 30 551 42 84

Functional Mailbox:            rti@defence.ie

Name
Ireland - Philip MUDGE
Organisation
Department of Defence
Email
Phone number
+353 (0)45 45 2570

Functional Mailbox:            rti@defence.ie

Name
Ireland - Gráinne O'MALLEY (Alternate)
Organisation
Department of Defence
Email
Phone number
+353 (0)45 45 2173

Name
Italy - Francesco GRATTON
Organisation
Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate
Email
Phone number
+39 06 4691 30425

Name
Italy - Andrea CROCI (Alternate)
Organisation
AIAD – Federazione Aziende Italiane per l’Aerospazio, la Difesa e la Sicurezza I
Email
Phone number
+39 3497130910

Name
Latvia - Mārtiņš NILSONS
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Email
Phone number
+371 6733 5280

Name
Lithuania - Marius ALEKNA
Organisation
Defence Material Agency
Website
https://gra.lrv.lt/lt/tyrimai-ir-technologijos
Email
Phone number
+ 370 706 80 375

Name
Lithuania - Domile LIDEIKYTE (Alternate)
Organisation
Defence Material Agency
Website
https://gra.lrv.lt/lt/tyrimai-ir-technologijos
Email

Name
Luxembourg - Alexander LINK
Organisation
Luxinnovation (LU NDIA)
Website
https://www.luxinnovation.lu/innovate-in-luxembourg/funding/defence-rd-funding-…
Email
Phone number
+352 43 62 63-864

Name
Malta - Josephine VASSALLO PARNIS
Organisation
Malta Enterprise
Email
Phone number
+356 2542 0000

Name
Netherlands - Boy DACIER
Organisation
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Website
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/innovatief-ondernemen…
Email
Phone number
+316 21813073

Name
Netherlands - Victor HARTONG (Alternate)
Organisation
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Website
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/innovatief-ondernemen…
Email
Phone number
+316 21813073

Name
Norway - Erlend HOFF
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Website
https://www.forsvarsfondet.no/
Email

Functional mailbox:           FD-EDF@fd.dep.no

Name
Norway - Geir ENGEN (Alternate)
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Website
https://www.forsvarsfondet.no/
Email

Name
Poland - Jacek MEISSNER
Organisation
Ministry of National Defence, Innovation Department
Website
https://www.gov.pl/web/obrona-narodowa/europejski-fundusz-obronny-2021
Email

Name
Poland - Zbigniew SKRZYŃSKI (Alternate)
Organisation
Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Website
https://www.gov.pl/web/rozwoj-technologia/europejski-fundusz-obronny-mozliwosci…
Email
Phone number
+48 22 411 97 75

Name
Portugal - Francisco VEIGA
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Email
Phone number
+351 213038635

Name
Portugal - Marco PINTO (Alternate)
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Email
Phone number
+351 213 027 254

Name
Romania - Alexandra PODRUMARU
Organisation
Ministry of Economy/ Defense Industry Directorate
Email
Phone number
+40 744 607 945

Name
Slovakia - Igor DOBROVIC
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Website
https://www.mosr.sk/edf/
Email
Phone number
+421 960 317 511

Name
Slovakia - Ivan STEFLIK (Alternate)
Organisation
Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the EU
Website
https://www.mosr.sk/edf/
Email
Phone number
+32 2 743 67 31
+32 473 537 546

Name
Slovenia - Marin STEFANEC
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Website
https://www.gov.si/zbirke/projekti-in-programi/evropski-obrambni-sklad/
Email
Phone number
+386 1 471 2938

Name
Spain - Alberto HERAS GONZALEZ
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Website
http://www.tecnologiaeinnovacion.defensa.gob.es/es-es/Presentacion/ImasD/Pagina…
Email
Phone number
+34 91213 2352

Name
Spain - Gemma Gutiérrez Rodríguez (Alternate)
Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Email
Phone number
+34 91 774 3206

Functional Email: edf@fmv.se

Name
Sweden - Daniel JOHANSSON
Organisation
Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Website
https://www.fmv.se/internationellt/europeiska-forsvarsfonden/
Email
Phone number
+46 70 982 6119

Functional Email: edf@fmv.se

Name
Sweden - Linda BJARNEBRO (Alternate)
Organisation
Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Website
https://www.fmv.se/internationellt/europeiska-forsvarsfonden/
Email
Phone number
+46 (0) 8 782 5364