Ref. Ares(2017)3260016 - 29/06/2017
Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta BIEŃKOWSKA
The Head of Cabinet
Thank you for your message dated May 29th on behalf of
I can confirm that a Call for application for the selection of members of the Advisory
Group for the Preparatory Action on Defence Research was published on the Register of
Commission expert groups and other similar entities on March 20th with a deadline
which was extended to May 15th.
At this advanced stage in the selection process of the members, the Commission is not in
a position any longer to include new applications. However, it is my pleasure to inform
you that the European Defence Agency (EDA) has recently published a Call for experts
to assist the Agency with tasks in connection to the Preparatory Action of Defence
Research, in particular on the evaluation of proposals and the monitoring of the
implementation of the projects. EDA is thereby looking for experts with a high level of
expertise and professional experience in a military context in the area of Force Protection
and Soldier Systems, amongst others.
Relevant information, including a link to the on-line registration tool can be found in
I hope that this will help your customer to be informed and involved in these first
activities in the area of defence research funded at the European level, which will lead to
a dedicated EU defence programme from 2021 onwards.
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