Pilot Training Course on European Defence Standardisation


The European Defence Agency (EDA) is organising the 1st in-person Pilot Training Course on “European Defence Standardisation”, bringing together key stakeholders from national military authorities, industry, European agencies and international organisations. The course will be hosted by Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS) and will take place in Cyprus-Larnaca, from 24 to 26 October 2023.

The aim of the course is to familiarise the audience with European defence standardisation fundamental policies and to provide comprehensive knowledge and training on EDA Standardisation activities, Procedures and IT Tools in order to support EDA member states contribution in the European Standardisation Community. The course is offered to participants working on defence standardisation as well as participants in a relevant position interested in acquiring more knowledge on defence standardisation.

Call for Expression of Interest

Nominees should be designated by EDA Participating Member States standardisation representatives before 18 April. For any further details please contact EDA standardisation at email address:

Curriculum (INDICATIVE)

Tuesday, 24 October 2023

1.1 Pilot Course Introduction – Outline

1.2 EDA Introduction

1.3 European Defence Standardisation: Documentation, governance and activities

1.4 European Standardisation – Principles (Strategy) - Organisations - Activities

1.5 Civil Standards - Defence Standards - Hybrid standards - synergies and benefits

- Social event in the evening –


Wednesday, 25 October 2023

2. 1 DAY 1 – Recap

2.2 European Legislation on the use of standards in procurements

2.3 EDSTAR - European Defence Standards Reference System

2.4 EDA Standardisation activities in support of European Defence activities

2.5 EDA R&T and Standardisation

2.6 Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation: Structure and Activities


Thursday, 26 October 2023

3. 1 DAY 2 – Recap

3.2 The Industry Perspective on EDS Activities

3.3 EDSTAR case study

3.4 Best Practices on the cooperation between defence and civil standardisation communities

3.5 Defence Standardisation Management Systems in EDA pMS – Best Practices

3.6 Course conclusions – Q&A - Discussion

3. 7 Feedback