Call for proposals 2020 - SESAR 2020 VLD Open 2 H2020-SESAR-2020-1 Closed!


The SESAR JU acknowledges the objectives for the modernisation of ATM. To this end, SESAR also remains a flagship project identified within the European Commission’s ‘Flightpath 2050’, a roadmap for the provision of a clean, competitive, safe and secure European aviation industry. SESAR’s positive contribution to meeting the needs of citizens and markets and to maintaining a competitive advantage for Europe is key to the continued successful evolution of ATM.

Within the SES legislative framework, the SESAR JU contributes to achieving the SES’s High-Level Goals, formulated in 2005 with a vision to deliver the following performance improvements by 2035:

  • Enable a three-fold increase in capacity which will also reduce delays both on the ground and in the air,
  • Improve safety by a factor of 10,
  • Enable a 10 % reduction of the environmental impact of flights,
  • Reduce the cost per flight by 50 %.


This call covers the following topics

  • SESAR-VLD2-01-2020: Optimised use of Airspace
  • SESAR-VLD2-02-2020: Integrated Trajectory Management
  • SESAR-VLD2-03-2020: U-space capabilities and services to enable Urban Air Mobility
  • SESAR-VLD2-04-2020: Environmental sustainability

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 19,55 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 April 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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