To accomplish its goals, the PCEI expert group will use the expertise of EDA Member States Ministries of Defence, national academic and research centres as well as EDAs partners: the European Commission DG ENERGY, Joint Research Centre, and the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence.
Air Commodore Peter Round, EDA Capability Armaments and Technology (CAT) Director, stated that EDA aims through the PCEI Experts Group to identify common capability and research shortfalls and to address them collectively to help to achieve resilience of Armed Forces in Europe.
The PCEI expert group is supported within EDA at an inter-directorate level (CAT and ESI) by CAT Project Officer Protect, Constantinos Hadjisavvas, and ESI Project Officer Energy and Environment Systems, Richard Brewin.
The next PCEI experts group meetings will be hosted by Cyprus in January 2017 and by Greece in March 2017.
More particularly, the professional skills of the Committees staff working on EU issues will be developed and translated into improved performance of their tasks, enabling the CFPEI and PCEI
to exercise its legal approximation and oversight function.