To ensure all stakeholders in DANUBE FAB are up to date with the progress made within the FAB in 2021, the 17th meeting of the Social Consultation Forum was held on 7th December 2021. The meeting allowed the social partners to hear about and comment on key initiatives ongoing in the FAB.
A presentation on the internal Strategic Impact Study was provided for the staff representatives who supported the FAB’s attempts to ensure it continues developing and adapting to the technical and regulatory changes currently ongoing at European level. The attendees were then informed of the FABs ambition to implement the recommendations identified as soon as possible to ensure the FAB is well placed in the coming months and years.
Next, the status of the DANUBE FAB High Priority Projects was outlined for attendees. Notable progress has been made on the expansion of SEE FRA with Moldova joining in February 2022, while the coordinated implementation of an extended set of OLDI messages has progressed significantly this year. The attendees were informed of upcoming projects too, for example, that DANUBE FAB shall look to jointly participate in SESAR 3 projects where possible, SEE FRA shall continue to expand with a merger with FRA Czech approved by both ANSPs, and new technical projects have been identified and shall be discussed in further detail before the end of 2021.
Finally, InterFAB coordination was discussed, with DANUBE FAB to hold an InterFAB Research Workshop in Sofia in September 2022 on the topic of Resilience.
The next DANUBE FAB social consultation will be organised in Spring 2022.