The European Defence Agency (EDA) is an intergovernmental agency of the Council of the European Union. It falls under the authority of the Council of the EU, to which it reports and from which it receives guidelines. Appointed in December 2019, Josep Borrell is the Head of the Agency. Led by the Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý, who was appointed in March 2020, the European Defence Agency has a unique mission, structure and history that brings together each aspect of the defence process.
EDA acts as a catalyst, promotes collaborations, launches new initiatives and introduces solutions to improve defence capabilities.
Find out more about the Agency’s organisational set-up including its top management.
EDA has various networks of national experts, so it can involve the know-how of a high number of defence specialists in its Member States.
This portal gathers EDA procurement related information. You can explore ongoing and past procurement opportunities and view an annual list of EDA contractors.
The European Defence Agency’s budget consists of the general budget, the budgets associated with ad hoc projects or programmes, and budgets resulting from additional revenue.
As the hub for defence cooperation in Europe, The European Defence Agency has close working relationships not just with its 27 Member States, but also with a number of EU institutions, international organisations and even non-EU Member States.
Learn more about the story of European defence cooperation, from its beginnings to the creation of the EDA.
Independence and high standards of professional conduct are crucial for ensuring high standards and excellence for the work of EDA.