Call for proposals 2021 - Defence medical countermeasures EDF-2021-MCBRN-D Open!


Defence medical countermeasures (MCMs) must be kept up-to-date, available and able to respond to the continuously changing and novel health threats posed by CBRN. MCMs may include any medicines or medical devices aimed to combat CBRN threats. This extends to countermeasures that prevent or treat the threat, but also to countermeasures that combat novel modes of delivery of such threats.
Proposals should focus on innovation and development of MCMs or an additional integration into military intelligence and information systems and corresponding civil capacities. Proposals are encouraged to provide for an analysis into novel MCMs and related technology, analysis of gaps and recommendations to ensure baseline preparedness standards and indicators, mapping of CBRN MCM capacities across EU, as well as options for ensuring EU’s access and availability of MCMs.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EDF-2021-MCBRN-D-MCM: Development of defence medical countermeasures (EDF-2021 - European Defence Fund Action)

European community funding

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

  • 50,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 December 2021 - in 2 months (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)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for External Relations

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