Project Officer European Defence Research

"EDA provides the perfect environment for innovative ideas to grow: a great multidisciplinary team, a culture that fosters initiative and excellent networks of experts from all Member States. Innovative projects, such as the one on 3D-printing in defence, are only possible in EDA, a truly European work place."




Jan Joel

Policy Officer Strategy & Policy

"Working at EDA is at once challenging and satisfying. Strengthening European defence cooperation at a time of heightened international tensions around the world is an urgent priority for the EU, and undertaking this important task together with outstanding colleagues from across Europe is a privilege. Professionally, working at EDA also closes a circle that began with my doctoral dissertation research on European cross-border defence industry collaboration many years ago. This was followed by work in the area of defence policy analysis and research at think-tanks and universities in Europe and the United States, which eventually led me to my current position in the Agency’s Strategy and Policy Unit."






Project Officer Certification and ATM Research

"I stopped flying a year ago to join EDA. I’ve never regretted it! I am now a member of a team facilitating the integration of military Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in the European airspace. The number of civil and military RPAS operations is growing so fast that covering all aspects for a safe integration is a real challenge: regulation, standards, technology… EDA is a pioneer in RPAS activities and joining this team is a great experience."




Panagiotis Kikiras

Head of Unit Innovative Research

"EDA provides the perfect environment to utilise the skills that I have assembled during more than 20 years of working experience in government, business and academia as it is the place where Member States, industry and universities meet to produce collaborative defence research and projects. The innovation friendly environment of the Agency empowered by a collaborative and open internal working culture and state-of-the-art technologies and programs are creating an ideal setting for performing cutting edge research and for R&T professionals to thrive."


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