idD Portugal Defence, in partnership with the European Commission Representation in Portugal, is promoting a virtual information session on the 19th of May about the European Defence Fund (EDF), European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), Competitiveness of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (COSME) and Horizon.

This session, organised on the occasion of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, aims at deepening the knowledge of the defence economy ecosystem, capacitating it, and maximising the Portuguese participation in these programmes.


08h30 – 08h45: Opening remarks

          Sofia Alves, European Commission Representation in Portugal

          Marco Capitão Ferreira, IdD – Portugal Defence


08h45 – 10h15: Information Session: EDF, ESIF, COSME and Horizon

          Paul Anciaux, DG DEFIS

  • European Defence Fund
  • ESIF

Ulrich Schimd, RTD E3 – Industrial Transformation

  • Horizon – Cluster 4



10h15 – 10h30: Closing Remarks and wrap-up

          João Faria, European Commission Representation in Portugal

          Catarina Nunes, idD – Portugal Defence