In October 2017 the second phase of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS II) was launched. This project which has a duration of 22 months, expiring on 15 July 2019, is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. To implement it, EDA will cooperate with the European Commission (Directorate General Energy –DG ENER) and EDA Member States' Ministries of Defence (MoD) and Armed Forces, as well as with other stakeholders including academia and industry. Building up on the achievements of the first phase (2015-2017), the second phase (2017-2019) will probe how energy efficiency measures, renewable energy sources and technologies, as well as protection of critical energy infrastructure considerations could be more efficiently applied to the European defence sector. Therefore, it will contribute to the identification of the bottlenecks that are preventing the sector from fully benefiting from sustainable energy. This will help the work move towards to a more implementation-focused phase leading to the generation of defence energy-related projects and identifying the related and applicable funding instruments.
The EDA is now inviting Member States to register for the second conference of the CF SEDSS II taking place in Warsaw from 16 to 17 October 2018.
To address the objective of the second phase, the Consultation Forum will consist of the following three main working groups (including sub-working groups):
The Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland.
Delegates will be provided with accommodation at the conference facility which will be booked by the EDA Admin Support staff.
Logistics and reimbursement guidance are available here.
Delegates must indicate on registration, if they will make use of the accommodation provided.
Accommodation costs incurred elsewhere will not be reimbursed. Please note that failure to use the accommodation provided once it has been booked and without notifying the CF SEDSS management team will incur a charge to the relevant Member States' Ministry of Defence. All catering arrangements will be provided by the conference facility.
The draft Conference Programme for the second conference is available here.