Seminar on guidance material on common projects for SESAR deployment
All information, documents and conclusions concerning this workshop that took place on Thursday 12 July 2012 can be found here .
Communication from the Commission on governance and incentive mechanisms for the deployment of SESAR, the Single European Sky's technological pillar
The European Commission has adopted a Communication (COM(2011)923 of 22.12.2011 [60 KB] ) on preparing the deployment phase of the SESAR Programme, the technological pillar of the Single European Sky (SES) sets the path for establishing governance and incentive mechanisms to deploy SESAR technologies in a timely and synchronised manner.
In the Communication, the Commission proposes to activate those SES instruments that will enable the timely and coordinated deployment of SESAR. In particular, it proposes to use "Common projects" and the related "guidance material" defined in Article 15a of Regulation (EC) 550/2004. Deployment incentive mechanisms, such as interim arrangements for steering on-going deployment activities and facilitating industrialisation processes, also include focussed EU financial support that will be channelled through the common projects. Before the end of 2012, and after consulting Member States and relevant stakeholders, the Commission plans to establish and adopt guidance material for common projects defining in detail the 3 levels of governance and the eligibility criteria for common projects.
As SESAR deployment will spread over many years, it is also necessary that ATM research and development remains closely interrelated with deployment and that it ensures the necessary technological reactivity required by an evolving operational environment. As the SESAR Joint Undertaking's mandate expires on 31.12.2016, the Commission will carry out the necessary evaluation and consultations with a view to submitting a relevant proposal before 2013 in view of extending the SJU's mandate.
- COM(2011)923 of 22.12.2011 [60 KB] - full text
- COM(2011)923 of 22.12.2011 [29 KB] - summary
- Press Release [9 KB]
Commission group of experts on SESAR Interim Deployment Steering (IDSG)
As announced in its communication (COM(2011)923 of 22-12-2011 [60 KB] ) on preparing the deployment phase of the SESAR Programme, the European Commission has set up the IDSG as a transitional arrangement to steer the implementation of short term essential SESAR deployments identified as critical to performance and to achieve early benefits at European level. The central task of the IDSG will be to steer, coordinate and monitor short term implementation activities on the basis of an Interim Deployment Programme. The steering is primarily achieved through recommendations to the Commission and the oversight of their implementation. The IDSG is support by an Expert Team.
- Rules of Procedure and reference documents
- IDSG1 - 29 February 2012
- IDSG2 - 23 May 2012
- IDSG3 - 12 September 2012
- IDSG4 - 13 November 2012
Expert Team meetings
- ET/1 - 12 March 2012
- ET/2 - 26 April 2012
- ET/3 - 22 May 2012
- ET/4 - 21 June 2012
- ET/5 - 24 July 2012
- ET/6 - 5 September 2012
- ET/7 - 1 October 2012
- ET/8 - 5 November
- ET/9 - 12 December 2012
- ET/10 - 24 January 2013
SESAR Deployment Task Force
SESAR is a fundamental component - the technological pillar - of the Single European Sky, alongside other vital elements such as Functional Airspace Blocks, the Performance Scheme (Performance Review Body), and the Network Manager. SESAR is now in the phase of development under the leadership of the Joint Undertaking, then followed by the deployment phase implying the large scale production and implementation of the new air traffic management infrastructure.
In response to the Council's request of March 2009, the European Commission should present proposals for the preparation and transition from the development to the deployment phase of SESAR, focusing in particular on the establishment of the appropriate governance and funding arrangements. As a first contribution to this objective, the European Commission issued a Staff Working Document in December 2010, in which it presented a preliminary assessment of different questions and options for consideration.
To assist the european Commission by providing input to the preparation of its proposal to the Transport Council before the end of 2011, it was decided to set up a dedicated task Force composed of representatives of the main European organisations that play a role in the implementation of the SES and SESAR. The Task Force issued its report in June 2011 [67 KB] , accompanied by the report of the Experts Group [268 KB] established by the Task Force to provide a technical contribution to its discussions.
The attached report from the Task Force does not reflect the views or the position of the European Commission or of its services.