Representatives of leading research institutions associated in the EREA met in Brussels for an annual meeting summarizing their activities to date. The discussion included the future of the aviation sector, challenges in the field of green transformation and support for R&D projects. The event was also an opportunity to summarize the two-year term of office of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation director, Paweł Stężycki as the chairman of EREA.
The director of Clean Planet, Rosalinde van der Vlies, thanked director Stężycki for increasing cooperation within EREA and with the European Commission itself, as well as for his substantive contribution and work for the European aviation sector.
“I am extremely grateful to the members of the association’s management board for the trust they placed in me by entrusting me with the mission of managing such an important European institution as EREA, two years ago. During this time, cooperation between institutes and in the aviation sector has been improved. We also built a new forum for building relationships between scientists, undertook joint initiatives with the European Commission and implemented the first projects financed by EREA. The Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation also deepened its involvement in the association’s work. I believe that this is just the beginning of a strong presence in EREA for the Institute”, says Paweł Stężycki.
From January 1, 2024, the new president of the EREA association will be Antonio Blandini from the Italian research institute CIRA.
During the event, the EREA Best Paper Award was also presented – this year, the competition for the best scientific publication was won by ONERA.
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