Twenty-six EU Member States participate in EDA - all EU members except Denmark. Together they form the Agency’s ‘shareholders’: they sit on the EDA's Steering Board; they pay the annual budget; their national experts participate in EDA activities; and the results the EDA delivers are for their benefit.
The participating Member States 'own' EDA. Their engagement in its activities is crucial for its success. For that reason, the Agency works extremely closely with them, ensuring that their priorities are reflected in everything the Agency does. Our Steering Board sets the EDA's priorities and evaluates our work. In addition to that, the Agency's Chief Executive has regular meetings with Ministers of Defence and senior officials, while at the lower levels we are in constant contact with a network of official Points of Contact and experts across national capitals. This ensures we are attuned to the needs of our Member States in challenging times.
To see which projects your country is involved in, use the Country Keyword tool in our Project Search. For more information on our Member States' defence and their relationship with the EDA, you can click on the flags at the bottom of this page. If you would like to know about the Member States' defence spending in recent years and other vital data, see our Defence Data Portal.