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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Smart and low carbon mobility: crucial for achieving climate goals, decarbonising airports

January 23, 2019 - Brussels, 23 January 2019 – International mobility experts and partners of the Interreg Central Europe project LAirA (Landside Airport Accessibility), debated the merits of different solutions for low carbon mobility to airports. These solutions are meant to support local and regional authorities, infrastructure providers and airports in achieving their goals for green airport access.

ARC joins EU project on training and employment in airport areas

January 8, 2019 -   Local and regional public authorities, airports, employment and development agencies teamed up to exchange best practices on vocational education and training (VET) in airport areas. By focusing on regional branding, job attractivity, skills definition and mobility, the DREAAM (Development of Regional Employment and Airport Areas Manpower) project aims to facilitate the recruitment process for ...

Airport Regions Conference stresses the massive significance of the Brexit outcome for aviation

November 9, 2018 - Vienna, 9 November 2018 – The Brexit outcome will be highly consequential for the future of air travel in Europe, as well as its impact on the regions which have an airport on their territories. This was one of the conclusions of the Airport Regions Conference (ARC) autumn assembly.

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LAirA Action Plan: Air-Rail Link

LAirA Action Plan: Air-Rail Link

September 25, 2018 - September 2018 LAirA addresses the specific and significant challenge of the multimodal, smart and low carbon mobility integration of airports in the mobility systems of Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) of Central Europe (CE). Airports are key assets of CE FUAs and important transnational transport gateways for CE citizens. The magnitude and growing trend of air traffic (on average 10% per year in the EU) requires actions for the improved and sustainable landside accessibility of FUAs to airports.

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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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