Erasmus+ call for proposals on defence technologies open

Defence is one of the eligible sectors under the  2019 Erasmus+ call for Sector Skills Alliances Lot 3, published on 24 October. A successful proposal will be awarded a €4 million grant for 4 years. Proposals should address at least 2 of the following areas: a) complex weapon systems, b) ballistics, c) robotics, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence or d) C4ISTAR (command, control, communications, computers, information/intelligence, surveillance, targeting acquisition and reconnaissance).

The call is published on the Official Journal 2018/C 384/04 and the deadline for submission of proposals is 28 February 2019.

All information on the detailed conditions of this call is found in the Programme Guide 2019 (from p. 144 on for Sectors Skills Alliances and from p.153 about Lot 3). Information provided includes eligible organisations, minimum requirements for consortia, and specific requirements for defence technologies. For the Guide to Apply see Part C in p. 251.

An info-day on the Erasmus+ call for Sector Skills Alliances Lot 3 on Defence Technologies will take place on 14 November in Rue de la Science 14b, Brussels, at 10:00.

Presentations on requirements and hands-on information on how to prepare an application followed by Q&A will last until 11:00. Matchmaking and consortia building opportunities for participants will follow.

To participate, please register by sending an e-mail to defenceskills@rand.org.