EDA | Pilot training course on European Defence Standardisation
Defence Redefined
Published on 12/03/2023 at 16:51

The European Defence Agency (EDA) is organising the 1st in-person Pilot Training Course on “European Defence Standardisation”. 

The course will be hosted by Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS) and will take place in Larnaca on October 24-26, 2023. The course is expected to bring together key stakeholders from national military authorities, the industry, European agencies and international organisations.

The aim of the course is to familiarise the participants with European defence standardisation policies and to provide comprehensive knowledge and training on EDA Standardisation activities, Procedures and IT Tools in order to support EDA member states’ contribution to the European Standardisation Community. 

The course is offered to participants working in the defence standardisation field as well as those in a relevant position interested in acquiring more knowledge on defence standardisation.

Call for Expression of Interest

Candidates should be designated by EDA Participating Member States standardisation representatives before April 18. For any further details please contact EDA standardisation at [email protected].

Also read: EDA | Approval of draft administrative arrangement between the European Defence Agency and the US Department of Defence 


Tuesday, 24 October 2023

1.1 Pilot Course Introduction – Outline

1.2 EDA Introduction

1.3 European Defence Standardisation: Documentation, governance and activities

1.4 European Standardisation – Principles (Strategy) – Organisations – Activities

1.5 Civil Standards – Defence Standards – Hybrid standards – synergies and benefits

– Social event in the evening –

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

2.1 DAY 1 – Recap

2.2 European Legislation on the use of standards in procurements

2.3 EDSTAR – European Defence Standards Reference System

2.4 EDA Standardisation activities in support of European Defence activities

2.5 EDA R&T and Standardisation

2.6 Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation: Structure and Activities

Thursday, 26 October 2023

3.1 DAY 2 – Recap

3.2 The Industry Perspective on EDS Activities

3.3 EDSTAR case study

3.4 Best Practices on the cooperation between defence and civil standardisation communities

3.5 Defence Standardisation Management Systems in EDA pMS – Best Practices

3.6 Course conclusions – Q&A – Discussion

3.7 Feedback

Also read: EDA | Unprecedented European defence spending exceeding €200 billion




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