EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency
The European Aviation Safety Agency is an agency of the European Union, which has been given specific regulatory and executive tasks in the field of aviation safety. The Agency constitutes a key part of the European Union’s strategy to establish and maintain a high uniform standard of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation.
Set up in 2003, EASA works hand in hand with the National Aviation Authorities in Europe for the execution of many operational tasks. Furthermore, the Agency develops close relations with counterpart organisations across the world aiming at harmonising standards and promoting better practice in aviation safety, in Europe and worldwide.
In OPTICS2, EASA:
- Brings its experience in the ACARE SRIA framework development and in liaising with key aviation stakeholders for the assessment of safety-oriented research activities,
- Is responsible for the organisation of stakeholders’ engagement activities,
- Contributes to the projects assessment and to the development of the state-of-the-art of safety and security EU research.