First Conference: Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector Phase III (CF SEDSS III) – VTC (27/28 October 2020)

  • 27 - 28 October 2020
  • VTC
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 18:30, Wednesday, 9:00 - 18:30
The first CF SEDSS III conference took place via VTC via on 27 and 28 October 2020, under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Federal Ministry of Defence (DE MoD) of Germany.  


The Conference Programme for the first conference is available here


If you have any questions please contact the management team directly at or through the contact page on the EDEN website.

 To address the objectives of the third phase, the Consultation Forum will consist of the following working groups:




The Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) is a European Commission funded initiative managed by the EDA. This Forum was established from scratch with the primary scope to create a defence energy-related community to share information, knowledge and best practices on improving energy management, increasing energy efficiency and buildings performance, utilising renewable energy sources in the defence sector and enhancing the resilience of defence-related critical energy infrastructure. To address these objectives, and with the support of the European Commission, EDA has implemented two phases: the first phase took place from October 2015 to October 2017 and the second one held from October 2017 to August 2019. Building on the successful outcome of these two phases and to address emerging and future challenges in the field of energy, EDA and the European Commission launched on 1st October 2019 the third phase, which will run over a period of four years until 30 September 2023. CF SEDSS phase III is funded by the European Union’s (EU) horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 882171.

While EDA’s remit does not include enforcing action of MoDs, it will work in a way to facilitate and enable the development or adoption of the necessary energy-related measures or plans. The Agency, with the support of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) and Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) will provide technical advice and guidance to EU Ministries of Defence MoDs and other defence energy-related stakeholders to reach sustainable energy objectives.