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EDA Annual Conference to focus on 'Sustaining European Defence'

Brussels - 04 November, 2020

'Sustaining European Defence' will be the topic of this year's EDA Annual Conference which will take place on 3-4 December 2020 in online format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is already open with only a restricted number of virtual seats available.

Europe is facing up to the reality of before and after COVID-19. Today, four years after launching the EU defence initiatives, we have the right tools at our disposal to overcome diverse challenges through cooperation. The work of Europe’s armed forces throughout the pandemic has been lauded by our citizens, but it has equally highlighted key capabilities and investment in European defence.

“Sustaining European Defence” is therefore the timely focus of the European Defence Agency’s Annual Conference. The high-level event, to be held over the course of two half days on Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 December, will provide the annual rendez-vous for the wider European defence community to discuss European defence cooperation and how it can be sustained in light of multiple and varying security challenges.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Annual Conference will be held in the format of a ‘virtual event’, allowing all registered participants to join via a virtual event platform. Nevertheless, only a limited number of people will be able to register. Registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. You will receive a confirmation email to validate your registration.

More information about the conference agenda and registration can be found here.

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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