March 4th, 2010
On Thursday, 25th February 2010, the ACARE Human Resource Group (AHRG) in collaboration with
- the European Commission, DG Research,
- the ACARE Member States Group,
- the EASN Association,
- PEGASUS and
- the European Aeronautics ERA-Net AirTN
carried out a workshop on Education and Training of Engineers and Researchers in Aeronautics for Europe
"Developing the Aeronautics Engineering Skills of Tomorrow" at the European Commission DG Research
The boundary conditions mainly in respect of technologies, economy and environment are changing for the European aviation sector; education and training of aeronautical engineers and researchers have to be adapted to the requirement of the aeronautics sector including industry, research, operators and public authorities. The workshop aimed to review the situation in Europe concerning the education of future academics and engineers and to identify needs for actions and inputs for the envisaged new Vision for Aeronautics and a related update of the Strategic Research Agenda of the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE).
The ACARE Human Resource Group (AHRG) organised the event in collaboration with the European Commission, the EASN Association, the Aerospace University Association PEGASUS, the ACARE Member States Group, and the European Aeronautics ERA-Net AirTN.
More than 70 participants were present from 18 countries (incl. Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland and Ukraine) representing a wide range of stakeholders: 24 came from universities, 6 from major industries, 11 from SME and consulting companies, 14 from research centres, 3 from Government agencies, 10 from the Commission and a few 'others'.
After a number of substantial presentations addressing the main aspects, all participants took part in a lively discussion. The workshop provided useful signals for follow-on activities, at ACARE HRG level, but also for the Aeronautics Workprogramme 2011 of FP7, which will list a support action on this issue.
In the attachment you will find the main findings of the workshop, followed by notes about all individual presentations and summarizing statements of the final discussion concluded by the Chairman of the ACARE Human Resource Group.
Related files: AHRG Workshop 25-02-2010_074229.zip