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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Latest News

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. 

Six ideas on how to promote jobs and increase attractiveness of airport areas

April 18, 2019 - The DREAAM project is currently working on a set of best practices meant to support skill acquisition and development in airport areas. After working on the perception and promotion of jobs in airport areas in the previous project meetings, the focus of the latest meeting, hosted by Economic Development Agency Dahme-Spreewald, has been the transparency ...

Governance in airport regions: Dialogue is paramount for building consensus

April 12, 2019 - Collaboration between airport area stakeholders can play a positive role in promoting constructive dialogue, especially among stakeholders who might, at times, have different interests. During the ARC’s latest event, Governance of airport territories: a European overview, it was shown that open dialogue can foster a shared vision for the airport areas.

Recent Publications

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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