About the programme
The European Defence Fund is the Commission's key initiative to support collaborative research and development of defence capabilities with the EU budget.
Under the next multiannual financial framework of the Union (2021-2027), the Fund will financially support consortia of companies from different member states undertaking cooperative defence research and development of defence products and technologies. The Fund also includes mechanisms to stimulate the opening of supply chains.
Budget and performance
Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.
- Programme duration
- Lead Directorate-General
- Predecessor programme
European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP)
- Management mode
Direct and indirect management
- MFF heading
Security and Defence
- Climate contribution
No target set in the legal basis (ℹ)
- Total budget 2021-2027
€ 7.95 billion (ℹ) (current prices)