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Capability-Driven Defence Research and Innovation Conference, in Bucharest

The conference Capability-Driven Defence Research and Innovation Conference will take place on 26 March 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament venue in Bucharest, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The conference is organised by the Armaments Department of the Romanian Ministry of National Defence, in cooperation with the European Defence Agency (EDA), and will welcome representatives from Ministries of Defence, defence research centres, industry and other European institutions.

The participants to the event will discuss, in three panels, the new prioritisation instruments for defence research, technology and innovation, provide an update on the latest developments on the European Defence Fund, and highlight the fusion that can be achieved on research priorities at National and European level.


1) Media Accreditation:

– The journalists’ access to the meetings is exclusively based on the media accreditation, which is to be made on the website of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union at: https://accreditation.romania2019.eu/;

– The deadline for accreditation is 15 March 2019;

– Accreditation badges can be collected exclusively from the Palace of Parliament – the Accreditation Center of the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council, located at A3/S2 entrance (Bucharest, 2-4 Izvor St.);

– For the issue of accreditation badges, one needs to present his/her accreditation approval and a valid ID or Passport;

– We kindly remind the media that requested overall accreditation for all the events of the Presidency the fact that they need to reconfirm their participation for each event, including the Capability-Driven Defence Research and Innovation Conference.

2) Media Centre

– During the meeting, the Media Center will operate at the Palace of Parliament (Bucharest, 2-4, Izvor St.,), entrance A3/S2;

– Images from activities will be provided by the Romanian Public Television, the official broadcaster of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


Tuesday, 26 March 2019

 09.30-18.00: The conference panels are open to the media;

11.00-11.30: Press point of the Romanian MoD and European Defence Agency high-representatives.

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