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European Defence Fund (EDF): Information Day & Networking Event 2022

On 30 June and 1 July 2022, the European Commission will organise an Information Day and a Networking Event for potential applicants to the European Defence Fund (EDF) 2022 calls for proposals.


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The European Commission Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) would like to invite you to an information event on the EDF 2022 calls for proposals, now available on the EDF web page.

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.

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. Registration also gives access to online matchmaking beyond the event duration. Further information on registration will be provided soon on this web page.

What will be addressed?

The EDF provides €8 billion over 2021-2027 for defence research and development in all operational and technological domains (land, sea, air, space, cyber, information, energy, materials, CBRN, etc.) through annual work programmes.

At the event, the Commission will present the EDF 2022 call topics, participation modalities and submission process.

The event will also offer a unique international networking experience to forge winning defence research and development consortia. You will have the opportunity to pitch your ideas and expertise and to schedule one-to-one meetings with other participants in order to extend your international network and create strategic partnerships.

Who should participate?

Any entity interested in the EDF calls for proposals, e.g.:

  • Industry: Large enterprises, midcaps and SMEs
  • Research and technology organisations
  • Universities
  • Business associations
  • Investors
  • Public sector / National authorities
  • International organisations

Please note that while entities established outside the European Union and Norway can participate in EDF actions under certain conditions, they cannot be funded by the EDF. Further information on eligibility to EDF funding is provided on this page (cf. section “Eligibility”).

How to participate?

Registration is now open. Please visit the event web page to register.

In order to make the most of the event, you are invited to look already at the topics of the calls for proposals to determine those of interest for you.

The deadline for requesting a time slot for pitching is 15 June.

The registration deadline is 27 June for physical and online participation.

Getting further information at national level

Your EDF National Focal Point can provide further guidance on the EDF and assistance in building partnerships.


  • defence policy
  • Thursday 30 June 2022, 09:30 (CEST)

Practical information

Thursday 30 June 2022, 09:30 (CEST)
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