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Trainee EU-funded Defence Research Support (BB-D3CD4)

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The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and isgoverned by CouncilDecision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels.

The main task of EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union''s defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security andDefence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future.

The Agency is structured into four directorates. The Corporate Services Directorate (CSD) and three operational directorates: Industry, Synergies and Enablers (ISE); Capability, Armament & Planning (CAP); Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI).


The Agency is an outward-facing organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all of the Agencys functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction.


EDAs traineeship programme is addressed to university graduates, including those who, in the framework of lifelong learning, have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.

The aim of EDAs traineeship programme is:

  • to introduce recent graduates to the professional world and enable them to apply knowledge acquired during their studies, particularly in their specific areas of competence.
  • to create a pool of young people with first-hand understanding of EDAs mission and activities.
  • to enrich the work of EDA with a fresh point of view and up-to-date academic knowledge.
  • to promote European integration and create awareness of European citizenship in a multi-cultural and multilingual environment.
  • While at EDA, trainees will be working side by side with motivated and highly qualified experts coming from the participating Member States and they will have the opportunity to contribute to specific projects within the Agency.


    The Research, Technology & Innovation Directorate (RTI) promotes and supports defence research at EU level. Based on the Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA), developed together with the Member States, the Directorate coordinates and plans joint research activities and the study of technical solutions to meet future operational needs.

    The RTI Directorate provides support to Member States and to the European Commission for the Preparatory Action for defence research, including its implementation, and the research dimension of the European Defence Fund. The RTI directorate also ensures the promotion of innovation in defence and the exploitation of synergies at EU level with civil research in dual-use technology fields.

    The RTI Directorate comprises two Units and an RTI Coordination Team, with the following key tasks:

  • The EU-funded Defence Research Unit: upstream, implementing and downstream support linked to defence research activities funded by the EU budget under delegation by the European Commission
  • The Technology & Innovation Unit: facilitating the work of the Capability Technology Groups (CapTechs), the Energy & Environment Working Group; development and management of ad hoc research activities based on sectoral Strategic Research Agendas
  • The RTI Coordination Team: coordination of the RTI Directorates contributions to EDAs transversal activities (such as CDP, CARD, PESCO, and KSA); overview of the Agencys research portfolio; provision of outlook for research activities and technology watch.

    The Trainee EU-funded Defence Research Support will work with colleagues in the area of EU-funded Defence Research, especially linked to the implementation of the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR), under the Delegation Agreement between the European Commission and EDA, and the launch of the European Defence Fund (EDF). The Trainee will also contribute to the EDA Technology Watch and Foresight activities.


    Under the supervision of his/her advisor, the Trainee EU-funded Defence Research Support willcontribute to/be responsible for the following activities:


  • drafting presentations and minutes of meetings (mainly for PADR coordination meetings, R&T Steering B
  • calendar_todayil y a 6 jours


    location_on Brussels , Brussels, Belgique

    work European Defence Agency

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