The Sixth European Aeronautics Days have taken place in Madrid (March/April 2011), following its successful predecessors that took place in Brussels (1991), Naples (1993), Toulouse (1997), Hamburg (2001) and Vienna (2006).
The event brought together aeronautics stakeholders, ministries, agencies and R&D centres from all over Europe and overseas. Enabling them to network, to present their latest research results and discuss common future R&D projects.
The AERODAYS2011 Support Action project consists of management, preparation and celebration of this three day event and includes conferences, technical visits and projects exhibition. It also includes the dissemination and outreach of the results obtained during the conferences.
The main objective of the event is to present an overview of the research that has been developed in aeronautics in Europe through FP6 and FP7 (the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes), taking stock of the results obtained according to the goals set by the Vision 2020 document provided by the ACARE Technology Platform. The new vision for the aeronautics and air transport sector beyond 2020 (Vision 2050) will be used as input for the delivery of solutions to meet the challenges of the future.
Aim of this Support Action project is the preparation of the future research community and technological development policies, looking for synergies with other policies, as well as stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs, civil society and other actors.
It is worthy to be mentioned that the impact of this event would never be obtained through a national or local approach. Hence, the European dimension is crucial for obtaining an outstanding success. Furthermore, this event optimises and opens European, national and regional research programmes in order to support and coordinate the best research throughout Europe through strategic programmes by addressing major challenges together.
The main result is the organisation of the sixth European Aeronautics Days from 30th March to 1st April 2011 in Madrid, Spain
Main conference features
- Up to 1.000 participants from Europe and overseas;
- Keynote and plenary speeches by main political actors involved in aeronautics from the European Commission, Member States, European Parliament, Spanish Ministries and regional governments, industry and research;
- Main players from the aeronautics industry and research community world wide;
- Substantial parallel sessions structured by the challenges of SRA2 and addressing key activities fo FP7;
- Special sessions on topics like international co-operation, national activities, GARTEUR, JTI Clean Sky and SESAR;
- Attractive side events: technology and poster exhibitions and information stands;
- Special meetings such as ACARE Plenary, AirTN2 or projects meetings (Cooperateus, EARPG EASA, etc.);
- Conference excursions to Spanish aerospace facilities.
2. Innovating for the future: technology and behaviour; 2.1 A European Transport Research and Innovation Policy
With the successful organisation of the sixth European Aaronautics Days the result of this project has been implemented