The 8th edition of the Aerodays – #Aerodays2020 – relies for the first time on a double event:
- A first part, under the European Union’s Presidency of Romania and hosted at the Palace of Parliament, took place in Bucharest in May 2019. It gathered about 1,000 aviation stakeholders from Europe and all over the world to draw a picture of the state of the art of aviation research reached so far.
- A second part, due to the Covid-19 crisis, took place on 25-26 November 2020 on a hybrid format: physically in Germany/Berlin (with a limited participation) and virtually via a dedicated virtual conference and exhibition premise.
In this complex context, the European Aeronautics Days (Aerodays) conference is the European Union’s flagship event for aviation comes at a very right moment. Its objective is to deliver an exhaustive picture of all aviation research achievements obtained so far from European research – and beyond – and to look forward to future research needs in order to contribute to the forthcoming Horizon Europe’s and in particular the European Green Deal’s objectives.
AERIALIST, together with the other EU funded projects, participated under the Europe for Aviation flag. As tomorrow’s research builds also on past and present efforts, the European Commission and its Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) were delighted to present in this virtual exhibition a selection of the best EU-funded projects demonstrating the support of Europe to aviation research towards a smarter, safer and greener aviation.