The EUROCONTROL Convention guarantees support to its Member States (Art. 2.2a). In particular, Measure No. 14/207 of the Permanent Commission’s Support-to-States Policy approved in 2014 authorises EUROCONTROL to conclude Special Agreements relating to the provision of support to its members. In addition, EU Council Decision No. 2015/2394 establishes one of EUROCONTROL’s roles as support to its Member States, including NSAs.
One of the roles of EUROCONTROL is to support its Member States, through technical cooperation at national or regional level, in their efforts to enhance their capabilities and processes. In support of this role, EUROCONTROL's Support to States and Regional Initiatives Unit (DPS/SSR), in collaboration with several secondees from States' Authorities, has developed specific material.
It is our aim to further improve, expand and prioritise our support material to better meet the needs of States Authorities. To that end, DPS/SSR organised a workshop between EUROCONTROL and the State Authorities of its Member States on 18 October 2017 to discuss the material and how secondments can be used in its development. It also provided a forum for States to give their feedback on how best to meet their expectations, both now and in the future.
The aims of the workshop were to:
present our portfolio of activities, including current supporting material;
identify and prioritise new areas for the development of additional material;
identify ways of involving State Authorities in the development of this material, including through the EUROCONTROL secondment process;
improve user feedback during the development of the material.
The workshop was attended by several focal points from the State Authorities who have already established a Special Agreement with EUROCONTROL and a number of State Liaison Officers.
During the workshop, participants were asked to provide feedback through a facilitation process organised in two steps: a structured brain storming session focussed on the question “What support material would you like EUROCONTROL to develop in the future?” and a clustering and prioritisation of the resulting output.
A follow-up analysis of the issues raised during the workshop is now available to download (see the ‘Related Links’ panel opposite).