A new EU-South Asia Partnership Project (EU-SA APP II) was launched on June 15, 2021 for a 3-year period, following signing of the contract by EASA Executive Director of EASA, Mr Patrick Ky.
The project aims at strengthening institutional relations and cooperation between the EU and the aviation authorities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, while supporting the implementation of aviation agreements and the sharing of best practices to promote EU standards. One objective is to raise awareness for environmental protection efforts to encourage climate action in the region.
At the same time the project will facilitate a more secure, compatible and less restricted access for European industry to the regional markets through promoting industrial exchanges to support EU competitiveness in the region.
This will be done through a series of exchanges, studies, support to policy dialogues, outreach events, as well as specialised technical assistance and trainings.
The project will start immediately and will serve as a follow-up to the preceding 4-year project which ended in December 2020.