WG Security & Defence Research

EARTO WG Security & Defence Research is composed of 20 active experts. The WG members are active in EU security research programmes, share information on their proposal efforts, establish contacts with key stakeholders and define common positions to present RTOs’ capacities to support EU policies and needs in the field of Security & Defence.


Key Issues for 2019


  • European Defence Fund
  • Input to HEU (security & defence related topics) and EU Defence programme
  • Ensuring RTOs’ access to H2020 Security Work Programme
  • Designing PADR and ERDP
  • Following Group of Personalities
  • Recommendations for next programming period

Cooperation with EC DGs & other Stakeholders

  • European Commission (DG R&I, DG CONNECT, DG HOME)
  • European Defence Agency
  • IMG-S
  • EIB

Latest Papers Published

05 / 07 / 2018

EARTO Analysis of EC Defence Fund Legislative Proposal

EARTO welcomes the EC Proposal for a Regulation establishing the European Defence Fund and made this detailed analysis to strengthen such proposal even further.