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Registration open for fifth conference
Brussels - May, 22 2017

The EDA is now inviting participants to the fifth conference of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) which will take place from 19-21 September 2017 in Thessaloniki (Greece). To conclude the work conducted during the previous conferences, experts from national administrations, industry and academia are encouraged to continue to work in plenary sessions and interactively in three parallel working groups: (1) Energy Management, (2) Energy Efficiency focusing on buildings, and (3) Renewable Energy.  Further information is available here.


Registration open for fourth conference
Brussels - October, 17 2016

The EDA is now inviting participants to the fourth conference of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) which will take place from 16-18 May in Lisbon (Portugal). Building on the progress made during the previous conferences, experts from national administrations, industry and academia are encouraged to continue to work in three parallel working groups: (1) Energy Management, (2) Energy Efficiency focusing on buildings, and (3) Renewable Energy.  Further information is available here.


Registration open for third conference
Brussels - October, 17 2016

The EDA is now inviting participants to the third conference of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) which will take place from 22-24 November in Rome (Italy). Building on the progress made during the previous conferences, experts from national administrations, industry and academia are encouraged to continue to work in three parallel working groups: (1) Energy Management, (2) Energy Efficiency focusing on buildings, and (3) Renewable Energy. More information available here


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Report of the 1st CF SEDSS conference now available
Brussels - June, 9 2016

The report outlines the main aspects, findings and conclusions of the first plenary session of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS), held on 14th and 15th January 2016 in Brussels. It includes a detailed report of the three working groups, in which 80 experts from national administrations, Armed Forces, industry and academia started work on examining how to manage energy more efficiently and maximize the use of renewable energy sources across the European defence sector. Moreover, the report outlines identified common challenges across Member States as well as the potential for improvement of data collection & analysis, energy efficiency in buildings and the development and penetration of renewable energy on defence lands.The full report is available on the EDEN participant’s online workspace (ECP). The executive summary outlining the main aspects and findings from the first meeting including a detailed report on each of the working group’s work is available here.


Registration open for second conference 
Brussels - April, 7 2016

The European Defence Agency is now inviting participants to the second conference of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector. Building on the foundations laid during the first conference, experts from national administrations, industry and academia are encouraged to continue to work in three parallel working groups (1) Energy Management, (2) Energy Efficiency focusing on buildings, and (3) Renewable Energy. The Conference will take place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. Registration is open until 19 May 2016. More information available here


Consultation Forum for sustainable energy in the defence and security sector put into action

Brussels - January, 14 2016

More than 80 experts from national administrations participate in the first plenary session of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector. Opened today by EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete, EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq and European Commission's Director-General for Energy Dominique Ristori, the Consultation Forum will examine how energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources could be better used and implemented within the European defence sector. The consultation will take place through a series of meetings between experts from national administrations, armed forces, industry and academia. More information available here


European Commission and EDA sign contract

Brussels - October, 20 2015

Today the European Commission and the European Defence Agency (EDA) signed a contract for the EDA to manage the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector. The consultation highlights the importance of energy and EU energy security as a defence capability.  The contract is due to run for 24 months and in that time EU Member States and EEA countries will examine applicable EU energy legislation in relation to the defence sector. The aim of the consultation forum is to identify barriers to change and improvement, recommend how to overcome these barriers and explore ways to finance improvements. More information available here


Commissioner Cañete to open first Consultation Forum meeting

Brussels - October, 9 2015

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy will personally open the first plenary session of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector indicating the importance that the Commission attaches to this event. The first meeting will take on 14-15 January in Brussels. More information available here


About the Consultation Forum

European Commission Logo The consultation forum will be a fully funded, wide reaching series of meetings for the defence community, to examine how existing EU energy legislation can be applied more meaningfully to the defence forces of the EU Member States. In brief we will be examining how and where to improve our energy efficiency and how to better employ renewable energy technology to reduce our fuel bills domestically. For more information on the consultation forum, its origins and aims and objectives click here. For more information on the work plan for the meetings click here.

 


 

Participating Member States

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • UK