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Eric Girard Expert maritime Agence Européenne de Défense


Qualified French navy engineer of 30 years of experience in offshore operational position aboard warships (ASW expert) and armed aircraft. Highly involved in his commanding officer duties, an adaptable expert in modern team management with a specific knowledge of training, coaching and high level education. After a pertinent political advisor experience, currently working in an international agency in position of Head of Unit using institutional links to develop European cooperation in the maritime domain.

Expériences professionnelles

Head of unit maritime


De Septembre 2016 à Aujourd'hui

Project management, POlitical adviser, budget manager

Maritime surveillance capability expert


De Août 2012 à Aujourd'hui

I’m the project officer of the MARSUR project:
One of the longest-running projects undertaken by the European Defence Agency (EDA), Marsur is a technical solution that allows dialog between European maritime information systems. Containing 17 Member States plus Norway, the project aims to improve the common “recognised maritime picture” by facilitating exchange of operational maritime information and services . During Euronaval 2014, an important event has been held on 28 October to mark the beginning of Marsur’s operational phase and the symbolic handover of the system.

Maritime capability project officer

EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY , 1050 bruxelles - En contrat

De Août 2012 à Octobre 2015

Maritime expert - Operational adviser - Analyst - Budget manager – Institutional links
- Improve European Union Defence capabilities -IAW the Lisbon treaty
Frame work of :
European Defence industry, 28 Member States of Europe

• EU maritime operational capabilities developer (maritime surveillance, ship modularity, mine warfare, space observation, logistic tanker, maritime aircraft)
• Naval desk officer for European Member States, EU commission and parliament
• Strategic councillor in support to the leadership team
• panellist in European meetings, speaking function to represent EDA

Key Achievements
• Operational success of MARSUR project (Maritime Surveillance Networking for Europe):
- connectivity of national surveillance systems within 18 Members States
- Pooling and sharing, cross cutting, tendering experience, resources levelling
- € 2 Million, audit management, official demonstration in EURONAVAL 2014
- Policy of extension with other Maritime Security Regimes (worldwide)
• Analysis of maritime challenges in the Arctic region
- creation of a European capability working group within 12 Members States,
- analyse on satellites employment-cooperation with European Space Agency
• Established a clustering working group within European dockyards for common protocols and benchmarked capabilities - Industrial analysis
• Contribution for validation of the European Maritime Security Strategy-2014
• Designed and delivered in-house key analyst for strategic recommendations
( R/T gap analysis – Road map)
• Natural entry POC for institutional links with international centres of excellence, EU Parliament, Commission, Defence industries and Agencies- official speeches- EU decision makers meetings - regularly representing EDA
• Selected by EDA to attend the annual high level course of European Security and Defence College



The European Defence Agency is the place to go for European defence cooperation. The Agency supports the European Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the European Union’s defence capabilities through cooperative projects and programmes.
The experts work on the basis of a new approach that draws together the whole defence spectrum, tailoring its work to the military needs of tomorrow, providing different and often innovative solutions.
Since its foundation in 2004, the EDA and its participating Member States have launched important projects, boosting Pooling & Sharing of capabilities in areas such as Counter-IED, maritime surveillance, cyber defence, Air-to-Air Refuelling or helicopter availability, to name but a few. At the same time, the Agency concentrates on advancing enablers for cooperation like standardisation and certification; it also conducts research & technology projects, works on initiatives in support of the European defence industry, and advances an innovative dual-use approach.
EDA is pragmatic, cost effective and results oriented. It offers multinational solutions in a time where capability gaps can often not be closed by single Member States alone.

Formations complémentaires

High level course

European Security and Defence College

2013 à 2014

Géopolitique- Politique Européenne de Sécurité commune - politique publique- politique globale .
The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) was established on 18 July 2005 with the adoption of Council Joint Action 2005/575/CFSP and repealing Council Joint Action 2008/550/CFSP of 23 June 2008. On 21 December 2007, pursuant to Article 13 of Joint Action 2005/575/CFSP, the Steering Committee presented a report on the activities and perspectives of the ESDC with a view to a revision of the Joint Action.


Institut des hautes études de l'entreprise- IHEE

2011 à 2012

Analyse stratégique du monde de l'entreprises, des processus de décision dans une économie mondialisée. Analyse des politiques publiques.
La session annuelle de l’Institut des Hautes Études de l’Entreprise, programme phare de l’Institut de l’entreprise, est un cycle de formation destiné aux futurs dirigeants de l’administration, des entreprises privées et publiques, du monde politique, des médias, des organisations professionnelles et syndicales.

Brevet d'Enseignement Militaire Supérieur

Ecole de guerre

2002 à 2003

Géopolitique – management - planification/conduite – institutions - affaires internationales

Parcours officiels

EN-EMF – Officier de marine – 1987 – AEN


Enseignement supérieur
Analyse stratégique
affaires européennes
lien institutionnel
Project Officer
Planification opérationnelle
sciences de l'ingénieur
Gestion de finances
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