European defence industrial strategy

European defence industrial strategy

EDIS is a joint communication of the Commission and the High Representative that sets a vision for the European defence industrial policy until 2035 and announces the following actions:

  • Strengthen the EDTIB through increased, more collaborative and European investment from Member States;
  • Improve the responsiveness of the European defence industry under any circumstances and time horizon;
  • Mainstream a defence readiness culture, including across EU policies;
  • Team up with our strategic, like-minded and international partners.

The EESC welcomes this Commission initiative and the CCMI study group members will examine how the European Defence Industrial Strategy can strengthen the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) and achieve defence industrial readiness. Furthermore, this opinion will assess the necessary steps for the successful implementation of this strategy.