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EDTA liaison to Eurodefense
CAPT NAVY Jan Wind (rtd),

Eurodefense is an influential network of active-duty and retired politicians, diplomats, top military officers and scientists from 16 European nations. Their main goal is to provide the European Council, European Commission and European Parliament with recommendations on Defence related policies from an independent perspective.

Established in 1994, the EURODEFENSE network aims to foster the awareness of the common interests of European countries, to develop a greater sense of European defence and to support the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy. To achieve this goal, EURODEFENSE is mainly active in the defence and diplomatic sector. The EURODEFENSE network has 15 national associations in as many European nations.

The complementary goals and interests of EURODEFENSE and EDTA have led to a logical relationship where information exchange and mutual support will help both associations in their endeavour to improve European Security and Defence. The main cooperation under this agreement is on European and national defence policy issues pertaining to defence technology, capabilities and industry.

The partnership agreement was signed on 12 November 2015 and allows for cooperation on a European level, but also arranges and fosters cooperation between the 25 member associations of both federations on a national level.


EDTA liaison to ETSA
RADM José Manuel Sanjurjo Jul (rtd)

The European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA) comprises Member organisations and Individuals from Industry, Government agencies and military end-users, Academia, Media and other Strategic Partners. The association operates for the benefit of the Members and the Modelling, Simulation and Training Communities in general.

The main cooperation between EDTA and ETSA is on European and national defence technology and policy issues pertaining to training and simulation technology, capabilities and industry.

Information exchange and mutual support assists both associations in their endeavours. EDTA and its members support ETSA to pursue its goals with knowledge and information on defence related technology, industry as well as national and European defence policies. ETSA and its members support EDTA likewise to pursue its goals with knowledge, information and strategies on defence related modelling, training and simulation technologies, methodologies and practices.