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06 Apr 2020

Commission opens calls for European Defence Research

The Commission is opening calls for proposals to finance up to €160 million in joint defence industrial projects in 2020. Project proposals are invited in the areas of design, prototyping and testing Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBNR) medical countermeasures, such as preventive and therapeutic immunotherapy, which could be beneficial to tackle future pandemic crises such as the one Europe and the world are facing today. The projects are financed respectively under the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), worth €500 million for 2019-2020, and the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR), which has a budget of €90 million for 2018-2020.

The Commission will organise an information day for interested consortia. The precise date will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Following calls for proposals launched in 2019, seven new defence research projects have been selected for funding under the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) for a total of more than € 23 million.

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