Bucharest, Romania - Palace of Parliament
27 - 30 May, 2019
With the objective to reinforce the academic, research and industrial network from all EU Member States, TandemAEROdays19.20 will tap on the diverse expertise and tradition of each participant, broadening the access to all interested parties, from innovative start-ups and resourceful small and medium-sized enterprises to students focused on aeronautical engineering and researchers involved in projects that will shape the future of aviation and space exploration.
The European Aeronautics Days (Aerodays) represents the leading event in aviation research and innovation, a platform to share and review the latest developments in aeronautics and air transport across the European Union. Launched in 1991, Aerodays celebrates its 8th edition with an innovative concept, TandemAEROdays19.20, based on two integrated events organized in Romania, in 2019, and Germany, in 2020.
The synchronized approach of the TandemAEROdays19.20 concept will bridge the achievements of Horizon 2020, the current EU Research Framework Programme, with the strategic goals and expectations for the next decade, fueling the European and national competitiveness in aeronautics and air transport sector, and reinforcing the academic, research and industrial network from all the EU Member States.
As the first AEROdays host in Central and Eastern Europe, Bucharest offers both a prominent location for the event – the Romanian Palace of Parliament – and an open environment for regional synergies in aerospace research and education, taking full advantage of the opportunities fueled by the enlargement of the European Union and by the development of a sustainable European strategy in aeronautics and air transport.
RESOURCE FOR THE FUTURE
The integrated approach of the European Union on research activities has a long and successful history, reinforced by its constant and coherent commitment in the dedicated Framework Programmes (FP) implemented during the past 35 years. From FP1, adopted in 1983, to the current programme, Horizon 2020, the European research effort recorded significant milestones in its sustainable development, with expanding responsibilities and increased budgets. The dynamic deployment of Horizon 2020, funded with around €80 billion over seven years (2014 to 2020), confirms the competitive achievements of the European research network and fuels the next framework programme, Horizon Europe, due to start in 2021. As the most ambitious research and innovation initiative to date, the European Commission proposes a budget of €100 billion for 2021-2027 for Horizon Europe and the Euratom Research and Training Programme. Supporting a wider scientific, economic and societal impact of research and innovation in Europe, this new programme aims at strengthening the EU leadership in science and technology with focused investments in highly skilled professionals and advanced research, further increasing the EU’s industrial competitiveness, while addressing current global challenges, like climate change and society shifts.
Horizon Europe is built on three pillars: the Open Science pillar supports researchers through fellowships and exchanges as well as funding projects defined and driven by researchers themselves; The Global Challenges pillar directly supports research relating to societal challenges, setting EU-wide missions with ambitious goals around issues that worry us daily, such as the fight against cancer, clean mobility and plastic-free oceans; the Open Innovation pillar aims to make Europe a leader in market-creating innovation.