European Technology non-Dependence Conference

  • 13 April 2011 to 14 April 2011
  • Budapest HUNGARY
  • 07:45 - 08:45

Main Objective

The main objective of the conference is to raise awareness on critical dependencies of the European Technological and Industrial Base and recommend policy measures on how to manage dependencies at EU level. This event provides a first step forum for an information exchange and discussion regarding the current and future key technologies and industrial capabilities for which European non-Dependence is relevant. Key issues, challenges, strategies, policy aspects and potential solutions for improving access to the key enabling technologies for the European Defence, Space and Security Industrial and Technology Base will be addressed.


EDA and the Hungarian MoD as part of the Hungarian EU Presidency programme, and in partnership with the European Commission, the European Space Agency, and the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, organise this conference on the topic “European Technology non-Dependence”.

Participation is on invitation only (information on registration procedures is disseminated through the official channels, however a few seats will be open for registration - requests can be sent to: by 1 April 2011).


Unrestricted access to critical technologies is of major importance for a strong European Defence, Space and Security Industrial Base now and in the future.
Technological dependency limits the capabilities of the European industry and their supporting research providers to respond to the evolving needs of the defence, space and security market. It can also restrict EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) capabilities. Non-Dependence on key technologies - the possibility for Europe to have unrestricted access to key technology - is a condition for a sustainable and competitive European Technological and Industrial Base.