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HERMES QA Manager attends the 1st Pilot Training Course on European Defence Standardisation!


Between the 24th and 26th of October 2023, Ms. Frini Lazarou, HERMES Quality Assurance Manager, had the privilege to attend the ‘1st in-person Pilot Training Course on “European Defence Standardisation” held in Larnaca, Cyprus.


Organised by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and hosted by the Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS), the main objective of this course was to familiarise the audience with European defence standardisation fundamental policies and to provide comprehensive knowledge and training on EDA Standardisation activities, procedures and IT Tools in order to support EDA member states contribution in the European Standardisation Community.


During the event, Ms. Frini joined a distinguished group of attendees, including key stakeholders from national military authorities, industry, European agencies and international organisations. Together, they engaged in insightful discussions on topics such as European Standardisation strategy, principles and standardisation activities. One of the highlights of the training was the presentation of the Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS) and its link to the European Standardisation system. Participants were also introduced to the “European Defence Standards Reference System” (EDSTAR), an EDA central database containing references to “Best-practice” standards (BPS) crucial for supporting European security and defence programs, organisations, and agencies.