Europe has a fragmented and unconsolidated defence industry. In this context, how will an EU-funded Defence Research Programme help to respond to future operational capability needs in Europe?
In order to address this question, the European Commission has called for the creation of a Preparatory Action (PA) for Common Security and Defence Policy-related research. The initiative will be carried out over three years (2017-2019) and hopefully provide input to a fully fledged Defence Research Programme under the next Multiannual Financial Framework.
Questions on the agenda will be: What are the implications of this Preparatory Action for the European Defence Industrial Technological Base; for the overall CSDP? What is the EU-added value of EU-funded Defence Research?
In order to address these issues, join us at this roundtable debate co-hosted by YPFP and Saab and featuring:
Michael Gahler MEP (EPP) – TBC
Bertil Hellström, Saab AB, Vice President & Group Senior Advisor
Representative of the Swedish Ministry of Defence - TBC
Representative of the European Defence Agency – TBC