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High-level conference

Saving lives with safety information

The impact of implementing a Just Culture in aviation

Brussels, 1 October 2015
Charlemagne building


The conference will gather industry representatives from large organisations and SMEs, staff representatives and unions, General Aviation actors, as well as International, European and national authorities around the presentation of concrete deliverables and intensive discussions on an important aviation safety issue that impacts both business and social aspects.

Main topics to be discussed

  • The necessity to establish an effective Safety Culture within organisations in order to achieve safety of activities and ensure sustainable business.
  • The challenging implementation of Just Culture principles in organisations and the contribution of the European Corporate Just Culture Declaration to an harmonised level of protection across aviation domains. 
  • The key contribution of safety data to overall safety improvement through data driven assessment of risks and adoption of mitigation actions.
  • The challenge of implementing a Just Culture in different contexts and the possible contribution of better communication to its achievement.

Related documents

Documents and conclusions from the conference

Agenda pdf - 354 KB [354 KB]

Commissioner Bulc opening speech

Video: The signature ceremony

Photos: The signature ceremony

Presentations given at the conference zip - 10 MB [10 MB]

Live recording of the conference

The "European Corporate Just Culture Declaration pdf - 514 KB [514 KB] " (This non-legally binding Declaration only considers Just Culture within the context of an organisation and does not address or overrule the judicial rules or proceedings applicable in individual Member States)

Support the Just Culture Declaration

News 1/10/2015: Employers and staff representatives boost aviation safety by signing declaration on Just Culture

Promotion material

Leaflets zip - 2 MB [2 MB]

Posters zip - 2 MB [2 MB]