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    Apart from coordinating projects vis-à-vis INEA/EC, what will be the role of SDM towards the Implementing Partners in the execution phase?

    CliffVC edited question

      Being the coordinator of the SESAR Deployment Framework Partnership Agreement, the SDM coordinates all Implementing Partners’ proposals to the CEF Transport General and Cohesion Calls for Proposals under the category “common projects”. During the proposals’ preparation, the SDM performs an assessment and a screening of the candidate projects received and provides feedback to assist the candidate Implementing Partners in better addressing the CEF Transport calls 2015 requirements.

      Reference is made to the CEF text regarding Funding Priority 3 (SESAR), category 1 (common projects), which states:

      “Applicants under this category must coordinate their applications with the Deployment Manager who shall perform a screening of these applications to assess their relevance to this category. For this purpose the above mentioned applicants shall provide the Deployment Manager with all the necessary information that it requires to ensure coherence and effective coordination of the projects in accordance with the Deployment Programme. Based on this assessment, the Deployment Manager may advise the applicants to revise their applications or to submit them under the “Other projects” category.” (source:


      In the execution phase:

      As coordinator of the actions into which the implementation projects are embedded, SDM is in charge of submitting Action Status Report to INEA and request each beneficiary to produce a declaration on honour stating that the information provided is “full, reliable and true” and that costs are “real” and “eligible.

      As Deployment Manager, the SDM coordinates and synchronizes the implementation projects. The SDM analyses in particular the interdependencies between the implementation projects and the specific transversal risks stemming from these interdependencies. When mitigations are required, SDM interacts with the relevant implementing projects in order to mitigate transversal risks and ensure full and timely PCP implementation.

      CliffVC answered



        ANSP Air Navigation Service Provider
        ATM Air Traffic Management
        AO Airport Operator
        AU Airspace User
        CA Cooperative Arrangement
        CEF Connecting Europe Facility
        CfP Call for Proposals
        DLS Data Link Services
        DP Deployment Programme
        EASCG European ATM Standards Coordination Group
        EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
        EC European Commission
        EDA European Defence Agency
        ESSIP European Single Sky Implementation
        EUROCAE European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment
        FUA Flexible Use of Airspace
        IDSG Interim Deployment Steering Group
        INEA Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
        LO Liaison Officer
        MD Managing Director of the SESAR Deployment Manager
        NM Network Manager
        NOP Network Operations Plan
        NSA National Safety Authority
        PDP Preliminary Deployment Programme
        PRB Performance Review Body
        SESAR Single European Sky ATM Research
        SB Supervisory Board of the SESAR Deployment Manager
        SCP Stakeholders’ Consultation Platform of the SESAR Deployment Manager
        SDM SESAR Deployment Manager
        SG Steering Group of the SCP
        TS Thematic Sub-Group (=”Expert Group”) of SCP