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European Clean Aviation Regional Ecosystems

Project description

Aeronautical collaboration for climate neutrality

The EU-funded ECARE project will clarify the existing landscape of regional/national innovation roadmaps and funding opportunities for aeronautical stakeholders, as well as create complementarities and synergies between them to enable the European aeronautical industry to achieve the ambitious targets of the CA JU Programme while maximising public funding impact and efficiency. ECARE will develop and disseminate methodologies to create synergy mechanisms applicable to all EU aeronautical regions. These methodologies will be designed and tested in a pilot involving four major regions of the European aeronautical industry (Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine in France, Hamburg in Germany and Campania in Italy). Throughout the project, the methodologies will be improved, adapted and tested, turning ECARE into a mature operational guidance project for the CA JU and for other European regions/countries.


To reach Europe climate neutrality by 2050 as ambitioned by the Green Deal strategy, it is necessary to drastically reduce emissions from aviation. Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking has set out a very ambitious innovation programme to achieve this goal but it is also necessary to create synergy with the different aeronautical regional/national funding programmes in order to create leverage effects and maximise funding impact.
ECARE project’s objective is to draw linkage between European/national/regional roadmaps and aeronautical stakeholders and co-create synergies through a pilot covering 4 major aeronautical European regions (Occitanie and Nouvelle Aquitaine in France, Hamburg Land in Germany and Campania in Italy) with the aim of creating a methodology expandable to other aeronautical European regions. ECARE digital platform will provide (i) a mapping of funding opportunities, relevant projects, scientific and industrial resources, (ii) a forum for exchange of information. The ECARE Stakeholders Group (funding bodies, clusters and other aeronautical stakeholders) will foster and spread ECARE methodology. After more than a hundred interviews with aviation players, national and transnational workshops will co-elaborate and provide recommendations for CAJU Phase 2 implementation by 2025.
The consortium is composed of 3 major European aeronautical clusters (Aerospace Valley, Hamburg Aviation and Campania Aerospace District) and one Belgian SME specialized in aeronautics technology services (EASN-TIS). All are experts in their domain and other European aeronautical clusters will be involved inter alia via the EACP (European Aeronautical Clusters Partnership) partnership coordinated by Hamburg Aviation cluster. Eventually the project is expected to bring together more than 300 entities via the platform and 30 ECARE Stakeholders Group members that will collaborate on the synergy to help the European aviation achieve its ambitious goals.


Net EU contribution
€ 236 125,00
31400 Toulouse

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Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
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Total cost
€ 236 125,00

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