The Airport Regions Conference (ARC) is an association of regional and local authorities across Europe with an international airport situated within or near their territories. The ARC brings together a wide range of expertise at the interface of air transport and local and regional policies. A common concern is to balance the economic benefits generated by the airports with their environmental impact.


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Best practice: Community training for working and doing business at the airport

June 26, 2019 - The Erasmus+ project DREAAM (Development of Regional Employment and Airport Areas Manpower) is looking at best practices on vocational education and training (VET) in airport areas. Based on these best practices, the project aims to facilitate the recruitment process for regions and airport platforms, and to create more training and employment opportunities for the local ...

Step by step: getting to the airport sustainably – LAirA’s recommendations for active mobility in the news!

June 21, 2019 - LAirA project encourages active mobility (walking, cycling, etc.) as an option to reduce CO2 emissions, relieve congestion and improve the citizens' quality of life. In that sense, the project partners came up with some recommendations for developing efficient active mobility for airports. They were published in Thinking Cities magazine, available for the wider audience. 

Inclusive job design potentially a solution for skills mismatch

June 18, 2019 - One of the key challenges faced by airport companies today is recruitment. In fact, one employer in three reports difficulty in filling vacancies (Cedefop, 2015). Meanwhile, job seekers do their best to acquire the right skills that companies require. Therefore, matching skills and jobs is a high-priority policy concern for both unemployed people to get ...

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LAirA Action Plan: Wayfinding at Airports

LAirA Action Plan: Wayfinding at Airports

May 3, 2019 - This report considers the theme of wayfinding at airports. Transporting Cities was commissioned to draw upon its database of global best practice examples to set out how signage and other wayfinding mediums are used to guide passengers through airports. In the context of the LAirA urban areas, these best practices could be used to inform the development of wayfinding strategies which would contribute to sustainable mobility objectives.

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DREAAM project focuses on the exchange of good practices on vocational education and training through strategic partnerships. The objective of the project is to develop relevant and high-quality skills and competencies. The project contributes to enriching knowledge and dissemination of policy recommendations with the purpose of matching the current skills of the population residing in airport areas with the actual skills as required by employers, in this case, airport companies.

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