// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2017. No 2(53). P. 70-81
The article focuses on recent developments in the formation of EU defence re-search (in 2016 and 2017). It explores the European Defence Action Plan, de-veloped by the European Commission. It describes in detail the programmes offered by the European Commission, supported by the European Council and the European Parliament in the framework of a European Defence Fund. The article also analyzes the development of a future European Defence Research Programme within the next 2021–2027 Multiannual Financial Framework. In the context of the latest trends regarding the creation of a European Defence Union, the article analyses the attempts to arrange financing from the EU budget to the development of R&T that should contribute to creation of a fu-ture European army.
European Defence Union, EU Defence Planning Process, European Defence Action Plan (EDAP), European Defence Fund, future European Defence Re-search Programme (EDRP), European Defence Agency (EDA), EU defence Research & Development (R&D), Research & Technology (R&T), Permanent Structured Cooperation on defence/PESCO, pre-commercial procure-ments/PCP, “Horizon 2020” programme, l’Organisme Conjoint de Cooperation en matiere d’armement (OCCAR), Western European Armaments Group (WEAG), Technology Readiness Levels (TRL), European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), Preparatory Action on defence research (PADR), Capability Window, Research Window
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