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EASN supported projects

Running projects / Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs)


SUNJET II (SUstainable Network for Japan-Europe aerospace research and Technology cooperation II) is a support action funded by the European Commission, aiming at enhancing the relations between EU and Japan in research activities related to aviation. The project unfolds in two main directions, which at the same time form its main objectives:

i) Building on existing relationships and experience gained from previous collaborations among European and Japanese key-players, SUNJET-II will develop consolidated roadmaps in the fields of Airframes, Engines, Systems and Equipment with the support of R&T Institutions, Academics and Cluster Communities. Out of the above mentioned roadmaps, key topics for future EU-Japan R&T cooperation in the field of aviation will be selected, with an assessment of the funding and time required, and concrete recommendations for future EU-Japan Calls will be produced taking into consideration the EU and Japanese R&T mechanisms. At the same time, a guidance desk will be made available, providing to both the European and Japanese research community relevant guidance material, including recommendations and best practices from past and ongoing cooperation activities.

ii) At the same time, several actions will be implemented, aiming at promoting communication, networking and exchanges between the European and Japanese aeronautics stakeholders. These include a number of physical meetings in Europe and Japan, as well as a dedicated on-line forum platform to facilitate communication and the development of contacts between European and Japanese researchers.

For more information visit the SUNJET II website.


PERSEUS (Promoting Excellence & Recognition Seal of European Aerospace Universities) is a 2-years' Coordination and Support Action funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The PERSEUS project aims at firstly defining the evolving skill needs of the European aviation sector and subsequently at formulating strategic recommendations and corrective measures for the improvement and harmonization of the content of the curricula for aviation engineers towards the ultimate creation of an integrated European aviation education system, based on sound quality criteria capable of supporting the continuous improvement of the educational system in the sector. Concurrently, this project aims at developing suitable actions and mechanisms to motivate and encourage the next generation of Europeans to get interested in Aeronautics and thus follow scientific and technical studies and careers in the Aeronautics and Air Transport research and industry.

For more information visit the PERSEUS website.


CAPPADOCIA (Coordination Action Pro "Production, Avionics, Design" On Cost-efficiency in Aeronautics) is a 4 years Coordination and Support Action of the last FP7 call which focuses on research activities contributing to the achievements of the SRIA goal of cost efficiency. Precisely, CAPPADOCIA will assess past, ongoing and future EC-funded projects related with cost efficiency in Aeronautics and Air Transport. Thus, it will identify scientific gaps and bottlenecks to innovation within the targeted research landscape and accordingly formulate strategic recommendations towards targeted research policy makers and stakeholders, such as ACARE.

For more information visit the CAPPADOCIA website


CATER - Coordinating Air transport Time Efficiency Research, is a Coordination and Support Action in Air Transport Systems within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). As indicated by its title, the project deals with the topic of time efficiency and primarily aims at acting as a Research & Innovation observatory and policy advisory center run by an authoritative group with deep industry knowledge, access to a network of all relevant R&I organisations and excellent information gathering and knowledge management processes and tools. Precisely, CATER aims at providing air transport time efficiency stakeholders with a panoramic view of what research and innovation is being conducted (R&I state of the art), of existing gaps in the landscape and bottlenecks to innovation, as well as of how EU (and non EU) funded research projects meet ACARE goals according with SRIA needs. Accordingly, CATER will deliver insightful reports and strategic recommendations packaged and disseminated effectively.

For more information visit the CATER website.