European Defence Fund

European Defence Fund for 2023 supports Defence research and development with €1.2 billion.

The work program of the European Defence Fund for 2023 has a budget of €1.2 billion for co-financing research and development projects in Defence. It addresses 34 structured topics across four thematic proposal calls, as well as three calls focused on disruptive technologies and SMEs. The calls are expected to open for submission starting on June 22, with the submission deadline set for November 22.

The European Defence Fund (EDF) is the European Union’s new mechanism to finance collaborative research and development of products and technologies in the field of Defence for the period 2021-2027, with a total budget of €8 billion.

EDF – Work Program for 2023 – Part 2

Description of the Topics for the 2023 Proposal Calls

Indicative Multiannual Perspective 2021-2027