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TsAGI Takes Part in Discussion of International Projects

21 September 2015

In early September several scholars from TsAGI took part in the session of EREA* (Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics). The Institute has been a strategic partner of EREA since 2012. Also in attendance were representatives of the following organizations: ONERA (France), DLR (Germany), NLR (The Netherlands), VZLU (Czech Republic), INCAS (Romania), CEIIA (Portugal), CSEM (Switzerland), and CIRA (Italy). The meeting was hosted by TsAGI.

Meeting participants discussed current cooperation results, and possible new joint projects with EREA. The experts analyzed the implementation of the Horizon 2020 Framework Program of the European Union, of which TsAGI is a participant. This program concerns research and innovations, and provides access to new knowledge and technologies, allowing international partners to improve their competence and participate in research teamwork across borders.

The participants of the meeting discussed current problems and the ways to solve them. The participants also exchanged experiences in the sphere of implementing national programs and discussed state supported programs in various countries of the European Union. The partners, including TsAGI, discussed taking part in upcoming conferences: CEAS Delft (The Netherlands), Aeronautics Conference in Brussels (Belgium) and Aerodays (The United Kingdom).

“These meetings will help strengthen scientific and technical cooperation with European partners in the sphere of aviation research,” said Evgeny Andreev, Head of the Department for Cooperation with European Countries. “We have already accumulated some positive experience with these meetings. Previously TsAGI negotiated taking part in flight safety project being implemented in the Sky of the Future program, initiated by the EREA.”

*EREA was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization bringing together leading European research centers in the disciplines of aeronautics and air transport. The goal of the Association is to provide scientific and technical support of aerospace projects, develop and implement a long-term European research strategy, and manage joint initiatives of member organizations.

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