Student Participation Programme

The Fifth Community Aeronautics Days is a key event for European research and technology in aeronautics and air transport during the period of Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The Aeronautics Days 2006 will present the development and application of advanced aeronautics technologies in Europe. They will be held under Austrian Presidency at the Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna.

Up to 1,000 participants are expected! CEOs, industry R&D managers, project co-ordinators, researchers, engineers, academics, government officials from RTD and transport ministries as well as journalists from all over Europe will make their way to Vienna.

The European Student Participation Programme, sponsored by the European Commission, offers the unique opportunity to take an active part in one of the most important aeronautical events.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for European students to present their individual projects within papers or posters in a competition for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place CEAS Aeronautics Days prizes.

The fundamental objective of the student programme is to provide students with an educational experience that prepares them for their future as practicing aerospace engineers. Students attend and present technical work as they would at a professional meeting. In addition, they establish professional relationships, learn from others, and improve their communication skills. Their work, both written and oral, is evaluated by professional members serving as judges, with the primary intent of providing substantial feedback on the quality of their work.

The application to the Student Participation Program is possible for students studying at European universities with valid student ID. The programme is open to PhD students as well. The students must be not older than 30 years. Citizenship of a European member state is required. The contribution is an A0 poster (in English) or model/ exhibit with an aeronautically related topic. The topic of the contribution can be real or fictitious and should sum up the student’s interest or work in aeronautics. All students will present their work during the exhibition with a 10 minutes presentation and a written paper (max. 8 pages).

The students accepted at the Student Participation Programme get free access to the congress sessions. In addition, they will receive free accommodation, allowance to their travel expenses.

Students can also take part in the technical and social programme provided for the congress participants. Further offers to experience the city of Vienna will be available as well.

Apart from the close contact to people who are actively involved in aeronautical-related topics, the impact of participation on education and future activities is of special interest for young students.


How to participate at Aeronautics Days 2006

  1. In general, every student can register directly for the conference. Please use the normal on-line registration or download the congress registration form.

  2. Students from European universities (EU member states only) can apply with the European Commission Student Participation Programme (see below).

Conditions of Participation to the European Commission Student Participation Programme

The Student Participation Programme is open for students up to 30 years studying at a European university (EU members only). Further requirement is a valid student ID.

Every applicant (individual or group up to three members) has the possibility to contribute to the conference with an aeronautical-related topic which will be presented as A3-poster (in English) or model / exhibit during the conference. The topic of the poster contribution can be real or fictitious and should sum up the student’s interest or work in aeronautics.

The official language of the conference is English. All papers must be written and presented in English.


The following schedule lists the overall timetable and deadlines for the application:

  • Application deadline will be 07 May 2006. Please use the Student Participation Programme application form and send it via fax, mail or e-mail to

  • Letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent on 15 May 2006 at the latest - we will inform every applicant about acceptance or rejection of her/his application of participation in the Aeronautics Days 2006 Student Participation Programme.

  • Confirmation of participation deadline will be 22 May 2006 - By then, every accepted student needs to confirm the participation at the conference. You can confirm your participation by fax, mail or e-mail. Please note that with your confirmation of participation, your conference fee is due (compare Expenses, Travel and Accommodation).

Submit the posters to the AG by 05 June 2006. If you want us to print your poster, send it in printable file (pdf of ppt format) via e-mail. Of course, it is also possible to bring your contribution directly to the conference.


Expenses, Travel and Accommodation

The generous support from the European Commission enables us to reduce the expenses of each participant significantly.


Accommodation will be organised and financed by the organisers. All accepted participants of the European Commission student sponsorship will be accommodated in double rooms in the following hotel:

ETAP HOTEL Wien Sankt Marx
Franzosengraben 15
A 1030 WIEN


The travel expenses will be subsidised by the organisers. Details will be available soon.

Conference fee

The conference fee is 85,- Euros. This fee has to be paid by 22 May 2006 in case that the acceptance for the Student Participation Programme is confirmed by the organisers.

The conditions of payment will be sent together with the letter of acceptance.


Daily lunch will be offered in cooperation with the European Commission.



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