2022 Work Package Addresses 33 Topics
On 25 May the European Commission announced the adoption of the second annual work programme for the European Defence Fund (EDF).
The EDF 2022 work programme will allocate up to €924 million ($992 million) in funding as investment in better strategic defence capabilities for Europe. Coming just a week after the Joint Communication on Defence Investment Gaps (see MON post here), the EDF 2022 work package unlocks a series of new tools designed to promote defence innovation, under a single umbrella known as the EU Defence Innovation Scheme (EUDIS), which will work in close cooperation with the European Defence Agency’s Innovation Hub.
In total, the work package addresses some 33 topics, structured in eight calls for proposals, scheduled to be opened in early June, with a view to kick-starting several iconic projects in line with the capability priorities agreed among members states.