COSME call to support partnerships in Europe’s defence sector

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Today the Commission published the call for proposals for "Clusters Go International" for the Defence and Security Sector. The aim will be to support European defence-related clusters to intensify collaboration across borders with other non-defence industrial clusters and implement joint strategies in areas of dual use technologies, products and services towards non-Union countries. The action will support the first implementation, testing and further development of up to two European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Going International' (ESCP-4is) in the Defence and Security sector (dual-use technologies).

Funded under COSME, the call is in line with the European Defence Action Plan, adopted by the Commission in 2016, notably for improving access to EU funding by the defence supply chains, in particular SMEs.

The deadline for submission is 2 December 2020.

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