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To frame and guide these cooperations, the Agency, under the authority of Member States, has the possibility to conclude bilateral Administrative Arrangements with selected organisations as well as third countries which, on this basis, can participate in EDA projects and programmes.

So far, such Administrative Arrangements (AA) have been concluded with:

  • Norway. The AA with Norway was signed on 7 March 2006.
  • Swiss Confederation. The AA with Switzerland was signed on 16 March 2012.
  • Ukraine. The AA with Ukraine was signed on 7 December 2015.
  • European Space Agency (ESA). The Administrative Agreement with ESA was signed on 20 June 2011. The cooperation aims at exploring the added value and contribution of space assets to the development of European capabilities in the area of crisis management and the Common Security and Defence Policy. Building on their specific roles and activities, ESA and EDA are cooperating on a variety of subjects, including Earth Observation, GOVSATCOM, Satellite Communication in support of Unmanned Aerial Systems, REACH regulation, Unmanned Maritime systems, CBRNe, cybersecurity, as well as critical space technologies.
  • Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR). The Administrative Arrangement with OCCAR was signed on 27 July 2012. Under the arrangement, EDA and OCCAR share information on projects and programmes throughout their lifecycle, helping to guarantee a seamless handover of projects.

Other cooperations

Moreover, the Agency has established a number of structured cooperations with a wide range of other partners formalised through:


  • Memorandums of Understanding & Cooperation Arrangements
 1 Feb 2019 Arrangement for cooperation between the European Defence Agency and the ATHENA Mechanism 
 13 May 2018 Memorandum of Understanding between the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Defence Agency (EDA), Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Agencies and Bodies (CERT-EU)
 28 Feb 2018 Memorandum of Understanding Between the European Defence Agency and the European Investment Bank
 03 Oct 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between the European Defence Agency and the Nato Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (Nato C-led C0e)
 5 Jan 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the European Defence Agency
 19 Dec 2016 Memorandum of Cooperation between the European Defence Agency and the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking
 08 Jan 2015 Memorandum of Cooperation between the European Defence Agency and the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Center of Excellence
 18 Jun 2013 Memorandum of Cooperation between the European Defence Agency and the European Aviation Safety Agency

 

  • Exchange of Letters
 03 Dec 2019 Exchange of letters between the European Defence Agency and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC)
 17 Sept 2019 Exchange of letters between the European Defence Agency and the European Air Transport Command (EATC)
 16 Jul 2018 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
 04 Nov 2016 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the Athens Multinational Sealift Coordination Center
 18 Jul 2016 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the European Union Satellite Centre (SATCEN)
 09 Jun 2016 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the European Personel Recovery Center Published
 23 Feb 2016 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the NATO CoE for Military Medicine
 16 Feb 2016 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre
 16 Sep 2015 Exchange of Letters between the Movement Coordination Center Europe
 13 Jan 2014 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the NATO EGUERMIN Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence
 19 Jun 2013 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and Eurocontrol
 30 Jan 2013 Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence CoE
22 Mar 2010  Exchange of Letters between the European Defence Agency and the NATO Allied Command Transformation

 

  • Letters of Intent
25 Jan 2018  Letter of Intent with EATC and OCCAR-EA