AW-Drones is a Horizon 2020 research project supporting the European Union rulemaking process for the definition of rules, technical standards and procedures for civilian drone operations in the Open and Specific categories. In particular, the project is providing a repository of “best practices” to support EASA’s regulatory process. In order to do so, AW-Drones involves key stakeholders in a series of workshops. Specifically, drone experts will look at the project results to assess if the current available standards, rules and procedures are effective in ensuring safety of drone operations, or need adjustments.

The “Drone Operations in the Specific Category” workshop

The 1st AW-Drones workshop on drone standards harmonization is dedicated to “Drone Operations in the Specific Category”. Firstly, the workshop objective is to validate the first release of the AW-Drones repository. Secondly, it aims at identifying, with relevant stakeholders, priorities and needs for the European drone value chain.
This workshop will provide you the chance to make your voice heard. In fact, interactive sessions will give participants the opportunity to share their views with the project team, EASA and EUROCONTROL experts, and the Project Officers from the European Commission.
Most importantly, the workshop results will contribute to the EU rulemaking process for the adoption of the appropriate standards in support of operations in the Specific category.

Who should attend

  • Standard making bodies
  • Regulators
  • Drone manufacturers
  • Drone operators
  • UAS service providers
  • Researchers and academia

Preliminary agenda

09.30-10.00 Registration and welcome coffee
10.00-10.30 AW-Drones project overview
10.30-11.30 Workshop objectives presentation
11.30-11.45 Coffee break
11.45- 13.00 Drone standards state-of-the-art
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Interactive sessions with experts
16.00- 16.30 Final discussion and Wrap-up


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Practical information

Registration is free, but the number of seats is limited. The early bird gets the worm: register now!

19 September 2019
Brussels, Eurocontrol Headquarters (Rue de la Fusèee 96, 1130)