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OPTICS Workshop on Aviation Safety Research – Do Safety and Politics mix well?

Organised by EASA/OPTICS consortium


12 & 13 April 2016
Starting 12 April 10h30
Ending 13 April 16h30


Radisson Blu

10 minutes’ walk from EASA HQ and from Cologne Messe/Deutz train station, 25 minutes’ walk from Cologne central station
Public transport: Tramway (Linie 3, 4) station Koelnmesse - 100 m


This 2-day event is organised by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in cooperation with the Advisory Council of Aviation Research & Innovation in Europe (ACARE) and the European Commission.

It offers the opportunity to engage with policy and decision makers, as well as leading aviation safety researchers, to confirm promising research avenues and define the ongoing and future Air Safety Research and Innovation Strategy.

Who should attend ?

This Conference is aimed at five groups: Policy-makers, Regulators, Industry leaders and representatives, Safety Managers, and Safety Researchers. These are the people overseeing the safety of aviation in Europe. Each group already does this at their own level, but the point of this Conference is to ensure that this focus on safety works collectively, that from EU and national policies to the companies they affect, the thinking is ‘joined-up’.


To register for this workshop, you are kindly asked to complete the attached registration form and return it via e-mail to research [at] by 06 April 2016. The workshop will only be accessible to registered participants who will receive confirmation of their participation.

Accommodation and travel arrangements

Participants need to take care of their accommodation and travel arrangements themselves. EASA is not able to cover for neither of them.
Participants to the workshop can make use of other EASA corporate rates at hotels in Cologne. Preferential rates are available via the booking platform ehotel.