The 4th conference on Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defense and Security Sector Phase II, Bucharest - EU monitor

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Monday, October 14, 2019
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Regeringsgebouw/oude paleis van Ceausescu in Boekarest, RoemeniŽ
date June 12, 2019 09:00 - June 14, 2019 17:00
city Bucharest, Romania
location The Conference will take place in Bucharest, Romania. Delegates will be provided with accommodation at the conference facility which will be booked by the EDA Admin Support staff. Logistics and reimbursement guidance are available here. Show location
organisation European Defence Agency (EDA)†i

The EDA is now inviting Member States to register for the fourth conference of the CF SEDSS II taking place in Bucharest, Romania on 12 and 13 June 2019.

Location & Accommodation

The Conference will take place in Bucharest, Romania. Delegates will be provided with accommodation at the conference facility which will be booked by the EDA Admin Support staff. Logistics and reimbursement guidance are available here.

To support the planning of your visit, the Romanian Ministry of National Defence has prepared the ďGeneral Information PackageĒ (available here) offering information about the venue, transportation (buses, taxi, etc.) as well as general information about Bucharest, Romania and places of interest.

Delegates must indicate on registration, if they will make use of the accommodation provided. Accommodation costs incurred elsewhere will not be reimbursed. Please note that failure to use the accommodation provided once it has been booked and without notifying the CF SEDSS II management team will incur a charge to the relevant Member States' Ministry of Defence. All catering arrangements will be provided by the conference facility.

Programme

The Conference Programme for the fourth conference is available here.

Contact

If you have any questions please contact the management team directly at eden@eda.europa.eu or through the contact page on the EDEN website.

Background

In October 2017 the second phase of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS II) was launched. This project which has a duration of 22 months, expiring on 15 July 2019, is funded by the European Unionís Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. To implement it, EDA will cooperate with the European Commission (Directorate General Energy -DG ENER) and EDA Member States' Ministries of Defence (MoD) and Armed Forces, as well as with other stakeholders including academia and industry. Building up on the achievements of the first phase (2015-2017), the second phase (2017-2019) will probe how energy efficiency measures, renewable energy sources and technologies, as well as protection of critical energy infrastructure considerations could be more efficiently applied to the European defence sector. Therefore, it will contribute to the identification of the bottlenecks that are preventing the sector from fully benefiting from sustainable energy. This will help the work move towards to a more implementation-focused phase leading to the generation of defence energy-related projects and identifying the related and applicable funding instruments.

To address the objectives of the second phase, the Consultation Forum will consist of the following three main working groups (including sub-working groups):


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European Defence Agency (EDA)

The European Defence Agency (EDA) was established under in July 2004 in order to:

  • improve the EU's defence capabilities especially in the field of crisis management;
  • promote EU armaments cooperation;
  • strengthen the EU defence industrial and technological base and create a competitive European defence equipment market;
  • promote research, with a view to strengthening Europe's industrial and technological potential in the defence field.

Consequently, the Agency's current tasks include:

  • to create a comprehensive and systematic approach when defining and meeting the needs of the European Security and Defence Policy; to promote defence equipment collaborations between the EU Member States;
  • to assist in the development and overall restructuring of the European defence industry;
  • to promote EU defence-related Research and Technology, while keeping in mind European policy priorities;
  • to work, in close cooperation with the Commission, for the development of an internationally competitive market for defence equipment in Europe.

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