Research coordination and collaboration

Making our research more open, transparent and cost-efficient.

At EUROCONTROL, we look to invest our time, resources and expertise in sustainable solutions to the challenges facing the aviation industry through future-proof and coordinated research efforts. Our research topics focus on air traffic management-specific issues, including societal considerations and the integration of transport modes. We put a particular emphasis on our contribution to the SESAR programme, ACARE initiatives and Flightpath 2050.

To do so, we have a dedicated Agency Research Team (ART) of proactive bright minds and technical experts who actively engage with academic institutions, research bodies, think tanks and other organisations to share our latest ideas for research topics, projects and results. This ensures convergence of initiatives, alignment with the needs of air navigation service provider (ANSP) while creating opportunities for joint initiatives to maximise resource efficiency and minimise duplicating research.

Our community

Throughout the years we have created a broad research community and a forum where we can exchange and raise awareness of disruptive technologies and innovations. We involve interested parties and grow our community to help identify complementary or duplicate work and gaps requiring further coordination and action, where appropriate.

Become a member

Join us, membership is open to representatives of all organisations with a strong interest in ATM-related research. Our invitation extends to all interested parties including the European institutions, international organisations, associations, academia, airlines, civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers, research institutes and industry, as well as other organisations as appropriate.

Meetings and workshops

We hold two regular meetings per year – to attend, you first need to become a member.

In addition to these regular meetings, two workshops are organised annually on specific topics selected for their potential impact on ATM and ATM research.

Participation in our workshops is open. We invite all researchers interested and knowledgeable in the subject matter under discussion.

A list of meetings and workshops is available below.


Stakeholder event

Technical interchange meeting (TIM) on Human-Systems Integration

Drone flying in the sky

Technical interchange meeting (TIM) on unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility

People getting trained on the EUROCONTROL aircraft simulator.

Technical interchange meeting (TIM) on modelling and simulation


Agency Research Team (ART) workshop on aviation economics and business Models