Reports of the European Working Groups
Reports of the European Working Groups

Strengthen European defence – some perspectives

The aim of this paper is to suggest that existing instruments can be used to act quickly and effectively while benefiting from the impulses managed by the Commission itself. The paper also presents two perspectives on the juste retour and the common procurement of EU-owned defence equipment.

Action plan of the European Commission on synergies between civil, defence and space industries

In cooperation with the Federation of European Defence Technology Associations (EDTA) EURODEFENSE has developed remarks on the “Action plan of the European Commission on synergies between civil, defence and space industries” as published on 22 February 2021 (EU reference COM(2021) 70). Among others, these comments have been sent to the Presidents of the European Commission, Council and Parliament.

Dynamics of Conflict associated with the Global Technological Society and Climate Change

The impact of the energy transition model in Europe and the World over the next few decades will lead to several advances in the fields of technology and science. This new report focuses on the fields of digital transformation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the identification of innovative energy models, new efficient industrial components, communication processes, mapping of electrical networks and data management, and a whole use of resources and skills that can (hopefully) give to the society, people and the planet, a more balanced and sustainable alternative.

EDTA-Eurodefense Annual Partnership Report 2020

In November 2015 the EuroDéfense network and EDTA signed a partnership agreement. The complementary goals and interests of EuroDéfense and EDTA led to a logical relationship where information exchange and mutual support may help both associations in their endeavours.
Due to the corona crisis that also affected Europe from March 2021, activities were limited and often focused on a national level or absent. Hence, cooperation was limited in 2020.

EWG27 – Policy Proposal on EU Defense

EURODEFENSE Working Group 27 was established to “prepare a Policy Proposal to be submitted by EURODEFENSE to the security- and defence-related EU institutions such as the EU Council, the Commission and the EU Parliament” and formulate a concept for the development of the EU defence organisation within the present legal framework and given present political realities.