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eBOS Attends the 1st Pilot Training Course on European Defence Standardisation!

Between the 24th and 26th of October 2023, Ms. Frini Lazarou, R&D Project Manager attended the prestigious ‘1st in-person Pilot Training Course on “European Defence Standardisation” held in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Organised by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and hosted by the Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS), the main objective of this course was to familiarise the audience with European defence standardisation fundamental policies and to provide comprehensive knowledge and training on EDA Standardisation activities, procedures and IT Tools in order to support EDA member states contribution in the European Standardisation Community.

Ms. Frini had the privilege of joining high-profile participants, including key stakeholders from national military authorities, industry, European agencies and international organisations. Together, they engaged in insightful discussions on topics such as European Standardisation strategy, principles and standardisation activities. During the training course, our representative also had the opportunity to learn more about CYS and its link with the European Standardisation system. 

Participants were also introduced to the “European Defence Standards Reference System” (EDSTAR) an EDA central Database containing references to “Best-practice” standards (BPS) in support of European security and defence programmes, organisations, and agencies. This session allowed attendees to understand how standards are structured and accessed, promoting consistency and interoperability across defence-related projects and industries. Study groups explored new technical domains, emphasising the need for adaptability in an ever-evolving defence landscape.