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Workshop on “Support Actions for Coordinating Research in the Field of Aeronautics and Air Transport”


To realize the new European vision beyond 2020 for the horizon towards 2050, i.e. meet the societal and market needs, maintain and extend the industrial leadership, protect the environment and the energy supply, ensure safety and security, Europe has engaged in large scale, intensive and coordinated Research and Innovation.

CAPPADOCIA, CATER, FORUM-AE and OPTICS, all respond to the 6th EC call for proposals and deal with the same topic but different domains: Cost Efficiency, Time Efficiency, Environmental related Research and Innovation and Safety Research, respectively.

The four “sister” projects have once again held a common Workshop on “Support Actions for Coordinating Research in the Field of Aeronautics and Air Transport”. This second joint event has taken place in the frame of the 6th EASN International Conference on Innovation in European Aeronautics Research, on October 19th 2016, from 9:00 until 10:40.

The session was chaired by Dr. Dietrich Knoerzer from the European Commission and Mrs. Irene Pantelaki (EASN). The four Coordination and Support Actions -funded of the same call and dealing with the same topic but different research domains-, were given the opportunity to present their up-to-date progress, achievements and main results. An open panel discussion followed afterwards, focused on the main lessons learnt and way forward, in light of the upcoming MG-1.5-2016-2017 call.

Find out more about the four “sister” projects here: