Central European Defence Cooperation

Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) is committed to enhancing the defence cooperation, in accordance with the tenets of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy. 

The initiative was established in 2010 with the aim of exploring the possibilities of “pooling and sharing the capabilities” of the member states to contribute to sustainment,  strengthening and further specialisation of defence capabilities and enhancing the interoperability.

In addition to the training activities organised and administered within the COOPSEC (Cooperative Security) the cooperation within CEDC runs within the PESCO project and the CEDC language platform.

The PESCO project “The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Surveillance as a Service” (CBRN SaaS) aims to develop a sensor network to collect data to provide a rapidly deployable 24/7 CBRN surveillance capability.

Since September 2019 it has been conducted as an European Defence Agency (EDA) B-category project engaging Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia.

The CEDC Language Platform project, involving the “Katarina Zrinska“ Foreign Languages Centre​, was launched in 2019 to connect the language institutes of the armed forces of CEDC countries and enhancing the cooperation in the functional area of language training and terminology databases.