Call for proposals 2019 - European Command and Control (C2) system from strategic to tactical level EDIDP-ESC2S-2019 Closed!


Development of a strategic C2 capability according to the needs of a future fully operational EU headquarter. This call for proposals intends to complement existing European External Action Service (EEAS) C2 and Communication and Information Systems (CIS), to enhance and further develop the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) of the EEAS towards a true strategic EU headquarter, covering all kinds of military operations, both executive and non-executive.

Proposals shall address the feasibility and design of a system that includes, in particular, the capability to conduct several simultaneous operations, with all kinds of forces, anywhere in the world, either independently or in cooperation with NATO. The Strategic C2 must integrate all kinds of Communication and Information Systems (CIS) and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) means and shall be able to interoperate with Member States, EU forces, NATO and civil agencies. The size, duration and number of simultaneous operations and deployments to be planned and conducted must be based on the EU level of ambition for CSDP missions and operations established by the Council for the MPCC.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-ESC2S-2019: Capabilities and equipment needed for establishing C2 system from strategic to tactical level, complementing existing European External Action Services systems.

The proposals shall cover the initial phases of the development of the strategic C2 system including in particular:

  • Preliminary studies: analysis of existing MPCC capabilities and systems and their potential evolution. Analysis of the existing systems that the strategic C2 system may potentially be required to be interoperable with (NATO, national, others). Dialogue with EUMS / MPCC to capture requirements, experience and lessons learned applicable to the future system;
  • Feasibility study, definition of Concept of Operations (CONOPS), system specification, Detailed Requirements Review (DRR) and architecture definition;
  • Detailed design of the system, including the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and including up to the Critical Design Review (CDR).

The project could also include the development of small-scale technological demonstrators, in order to support decision making during the design phase.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 20,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 August 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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