Factsheet: Preparatory Action on Defence Research
07 June 2017
Laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s defence capabilities. The Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) was decided by the European Commission with one main objective in mind: to demonstrate the added-value of EUfunded research in the defence sector. Set to start in mid-2017 and running over a three-year period (2017-2019), the PA will thus be a genuine test-bed for proving the relevance of European defence research and laying the foundations for a fully-fledged EU defence R&D programme in the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027.