DEFENCE ACTION PLAN TO BOOST RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Today the Commission adopted a European Defence Action Plan with concrete measures to support a strong and innovative European defence industry and defence capability priorities agreed by Member States. One of the actions will be to promote co-financing through the European Structural and Investment Funds of defence and dual-use activities in research and innovation, as part of regional/national smart specialisation strategies. In that respect the Commission invites local and regional managing authorities to support SMEs and intermediate companies active in defence supply chains. The Action Plan underlines among other the support provided by the ENDR to regions that aim to integrate defence-related priorities into their smart specialisation strategies.

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