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Past activities

EU-NA APP / EU-SA APP II / SCOPE APP - Asia Cybersecurity Workshop

The workshop aims to equip aviation stakeholders across Asia with comprehensive knowledge and strategies to enhance cybersecurity resilience, covering key areas such as regulatory compliance, risk assessment, industry standards, and collaboration.

The event took place over five days, each focusing on key aspects of cybersecurity current trends and needs.

13 - 17 May 2024, Sri Lanka

Drones Initiative - EU UAS Operations and Regulations in the Open & Specific Categories Workshop

This workshop aims at providing an overview of EU UAS operations & regulations in the open & specific categories in EU, identifying potential applications at bilateral and regional level, while encouraging harmonisation and cooperation in South Asia.

The workshop will provide a platform for South Asian states to share their current drones regulation status, showcasing best practices and discussing challenges. Through panel discussions and collaborative sessions, participants will identify opportunities for harmonisation and future cooperation between the EU and South Asian states, ultimately aiming to enhance safety, efficiency, and innovation in UAS operations across the region..

13 - 17 May 2024, Sri Lanka


EU-SA APP II - Project Management Board Meeting (PMBM) & SARI SCM and EASA 8th International Cooperation Forum (ICF)

The EU-SA APP II PMB and the SARI SCM comprise the partner countries and representatives of the relevant EU services and EASA, and provide technical steering for the project and a forum for strategic and regional consultation and dialogue.

18 - 21 March 2024, Sri Lanka


EU-SA APP II - Air Navigation Initiative - ANSP Certification and Continued Oversight Workshop

This workshop aims at providing an overview of ATM/ANS rulemaking, oversight & certification methodologies in the EU, identifying potential applications at bilateral and regional level, while encouraging harmonisation and cooperation in South Asia.

18 - 21 March 2024, Sri Lanka

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Air Navigation Initiative - Centralised and Regional Air Navigation Services in Europe Workshop

This 5-day workshop aims at covering EU ATM/ANS evolution, centralised management, interoperability, PBN implementation, civil-military coordination, and regional cooperation, fostering knowledge exchange and strategic planning for South Asia.

The EU-SA APP II project's Air Navigation Initiative is advancing with the second regional workshop scheduled from 29 January to 02 February, 2024, in Sri Lanka. The workshop aims to enhance collaboration and knowledge exchange among South Asian countries. The agenda unfolds over five days, each focusing on key aspects of air navigation and aviation services.


Target participants include members from the Civil Aviation Authorities in South Asia and relevant Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs).

29th of January - 2nd of February 2024

Sri Lanka

2nd EU-Asia symposium on UAS/UAM

The EU-Asia symposium on UAS/UAM will tackle common regulatory and operational challenges in safely integrating drones and air taxis into the aviation system. ​ The symposium will take place at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore on 07-10 November 2023. The event is funded by the European Union and co-hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

7-10 November,  Singapore

Environment Matters in Aviation: EU & South Asia working together towards a greener and more sustainable aviation

This one-week workshop is designed to facilitate participants achieve progress with regard to CORSIA implementation and enhance their knowledge regarding carbon emissions offsetting, the potential role of SAF and State Actions Plans (SAP).


The workshop aims at updating participants on the latest developments in CORSIA implementation, including the amendments of the CORSIA SARPs and enhancing their understanding with practical exercises of the future impact from offsetting requirements to aeroplane operators in the region.

16-20 October 2023, Sri Lanka


2nd Project Management Board Meeting

The 2nd Project Management Board Meeting (PMBM) of the EU-South Asia Aviation Partnership Project II took place on 19th September 2023 in Bandos Island in the Maldives and brought together the Directors-General of South Asian partner countries, focal points, EU Services representatives, and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This strategic meeting guided the technical steering of the project and endorsed the Annual Work Plan. EASA chaired and facilitated the discussions, joined by co-Chairs from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI).

19 September 2023, Maldives

14th SARI Steering Committee Meeting

On 18th  September 2023, esteemed Directors-General and key stakeholders convened for the South Asian Regional Initiative (SARI) Steering Committee Meeting (SCM). This pivotal gathering propelled forward the transformative journey of SARI, advancing harmonization in aviation regulations across airworthiness, flight operations, flight crew licensing, and air navigation. Thanks to their insights and active participation, we continue to steer the region toward a unified aviation landscape.


18 September 2023, Maldives

Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) Workshop for Regulators

The goal of this course is to provide knowledge, skills, understanding and attitude enabling participants to explain the ICAO provisions and EU regulations applicable to Upset Prevention Recovery Training to enhance the safety of airline operations, including Flight Crew Training in FSTDs, the UPRT requirements for Flight Crew Licensing, and enabling CAA personnel to assist in the development of UPRT regulations.

03-07 July 2023, Singapore

Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) Workshop for Regulators

The workshop will allow to perform a deep dive in the U-space concept and Acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) to the U-space regulatory framework (EU)2021/664/665/666, especially the recently published AMC and GM to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/664 — Issue 1.


The certification process of U-space service providers (USSPs) and Common Information Service Providers (CISPs) and the outcome of the EU Member States Task force on the USSP/S-CISP certification harmonisation will be also presented.

This workshop is open to industry and authorities, and will be a unique opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to whom has been directly involved in the development of U-space concept and regulatory framework, as well as the associated AMC/GM.

22-23 June, Cologne

Air Navigation Planning and Performance Management Workshop

The EU-SA APP II project is hosting a comprehensive air navigation regional workshop in the Maldives from 18 to 21 September 2023.


The workshop is designed to enhance participants' understanding of air navigation planning, encourage collaboration, and contribute to the development of effective strategies for the South Asian region. It aims to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants from various countries and organisations.

18-21 September 2023, Bandos, Maldives

CORSIA in India

19-27 June 2023, New Delhi, India

A series of sessions were designed to provide capacity building, assistance and support to focal points from aviation authorities and relevant organisations involved in CORSIA implementation and the development of India's State Action Plan. 

EU-India Aviation Summit

20-21 April 2023, New Delhi, India

The EU-India Aviation Summit is jointly organised by the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Workshop

14-17 March 2023, Dehradun, India

This workshop was designed to reunite environmental focal points from aviation authorities, relevant organisations, and the EU & South Asia aviation industry to share information and discuss about current and future scalability of SAF in South Asia


EU-Asia Symposium on UAS/UAM

18-21 October 2022, Singapore

The EU-Asia symposium on UAS/UAM tackled common regulatory and operational challenges in safely integrating drones and air taxis into the aviation system. The ‘workshop-style’ event exchanged between civil aviation authorities, and included a wide variety of speakers.

SSP/SMS Fundamentals for South Asian Aviation – Train the Trainer Workshop

16-18 August 2022, New Delhi, India

This workshop provided South Asian authorities and key stakeholders with an insight into the challenges and best practices related to safety management system (SMS) training. The workshop was designed to meet the needs of professionals already working in safety and, in particular, those who train others in SMS.

Aviation Cybersecurity Workshop

27-28 June 2022, Singapore

This workshop focused on cybersecurity in aviation, considering its local, regional and international implications, and facilitated discussions on several associated subjects. It covered awareness about national, regional and international initiatives by both states and industry.

Environment Matters in Aviation: EU & South Asia Reuniting to tackle climate change

30. May - 1. June 2022,
Paradise Island, The Maldives

The first Regional Meeting of the EU SA APP II was held in Paradise Island Resort in Maldives from 30th May—1st June 2022. Maldives as a South Asian State has expressed their willingness to volunteer for implementation of CORSIA which was welcomed by Mr. Carlos Menendez as it is one of the Key Activities of the Project Objectives.

SSP/SMS Fundamentals for Sri Lankan Aviation Safety

14-18 March 2022, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

The focus of this first on-site workshop was the extensive review of the basic pillars of safety management. It was intended for anyone
working in aviation including regulators, managers, safety and quality managers from all aviation service providers.


This project is implemented by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency - EASA.

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