2020 Activities

Activities co-organised with COSCAP-South East Asia 2020

South East Asia

​In order to promote safety and regional integration, as well as for operational efficiency and to promote understanding of the EU system, the project coordinates with COSCAP-SEA, a regional technical assistance programme implemented by ICAO, a series of regional and bilateral training courses for the region.

These courses should address the needs of the region’s aviation authorities, and simultaneously familiarise the region to the EU system, concepts, standards and best practice.

Webinar on Emerging Risks in the Return to Normal Operations after COVID-19 lockdown

2 September 2020 (WebEx) (9am - 12pm CET, 2pm – 5pm Bangkok time)

With the presence of EASA, DGCA Fr, EU Airline Operator and representatives of South East Asia Civil Aviation Authorities and the objective of sharing and exchanging on the European-South East Asian experience in the management of emerging risks during the return to operations after the lockdown period.


EASA would present the document “Review of Aviation Safety Issues Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic”, which offers in one single document the whole spectrum of issues to consider when restarting the industry. Based on it and together with numerous stakeholders in Europe, EASA has conducted a proper prioritization and developed mitigating measures for some of the most critical aspects identified by this exercise.

To complete this view, DGCA France and an EU Airline operator will provide the audience with relevant examples on the challenges for the authority and operators to resume operations in a safety and confident manner.

Finally there will be an open discussion, where representatives of South East Asia Civil Aviation Authorities will share their views and challenges in their respective countries. 

3rd Project Management Board

9 June 2020, WebEx

​The 3rd EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project (EU-SEA APP) Project Management Board meeting was held via WebEx on 9th June 2020, following a round of bilateral meetings with the ASEAN Member States. 


The EU-SEA APP Project Management Board meeting brought together representatives from the South East Asia member states and the EU (DG MOVE, FPI and EASA) in order to provide the EU-SEA APP project with their technical steering and review the planned activities for 2020. Given the current exceptional circumstances and the COVID-19 outbreak, emphasis on activities related to this topic.

Meeting documents can be found here:


Password is required and will be provided upon request, to EU-SEA APP partners.

3rd Steering Committee Meeting

13 February 2020 - Brussels, Belgium

The third Project Steering Committee meeting of the EU-SEA APP project was organised together with those of the other APP projects managed by EASA, namely EU-China, EU-South Asia and EU-Latin America and the Caribbean.

The meeting was held following a coordination meeting with representatives from the European institutions, EU member state authorities and European industry.

The Steering Committee reviewed and provisionally agreed on the proposed work plan. It also made recommendations to EASA regarding the further implementation of the project. After EASA shall consolidate the provisionally agreed work plan and supply it in appropriate format in advance to the Project Management Board.

Workshop on Cybersecurity in Aviation

5-7 February 2020, Colombo - Sri Lanka

Achieving an aviation system resilient against cyberattacks, and incorporating cybersecurity into the current aviation safety concept, requires a coordinated and international effort by aviation’s different stakeholders.


In the context of the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project (and together with the EU-South Asia Aviation Partnership Project) a Regional Workshop on Cybersecurity in Aviation was held in Katunayake, Sri Lanka from 5 to 7 February 2020. The workshop placed emphasis on the joint and integrated work required between the aviation safety and aviation security disciplines when it comes to cybersecurity, as well as promote the sharing of information. 


Around 80 representatives from sixteen South Asian and South East Asian countries participated in the workshop together with EASA experts and representatives from EU National Aviation Authorities and Industry.

Please click HERE to access the workshop presentations.

Audit Techniques Training for Aviation SAR Inspectors

25-29 May 2020, Bangkok - Thailand

A classroom-based training for CAAT ANS inspectors on the principles and procedures for conduct safety audits for regulators with group exercises and role-plays focused on search and rescue (SAR) services is taking place in Bangkok, from 25th to 29th May 2020.


This course aims to provide ANS officers and inspectors with basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to carry out audits/inspections for effective and efficient safety oversight duties over SAR service providers. The course is specially designed for SAR officers who understand and are able to apply modern auditing techniques in their daily tasks.

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