Master Planning & Monitoring


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

SESAR Joint Undertaking

Programme Description

The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking is an institutionalised European partnership between private and public sector partners set up to accelerate through research and innovation the delivery of the Digital European Sky.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Master Planning & Monitoring


The ATM Master Plan consists of three levels: level 1, executive point of view. Level 2, development planning and reporting. and level 3, development planning and reporting. The main design project will focus on supporting the SESAR 3 JV for the design and reporting of installation activities in both industrialization and implementation. The scope could be extended to support JU SESAR 3 in the information campaign of the European ATM 2020 Level 1 master plan, if it is decided to do so.

Detailed Call Description

Main activities: 

    • in connection with the network impact assessment results, develop and maintain optimised deployment scenarios for R&I uptake of SESAR Solutions throughout the European network, which will be the basis for the ATM Master Plan level 3 plan;
    • develop and maintain related consolidated CBAs;
    • develop and maintain optimised level 3 performance impact plans on future reference periods (at national and ECAC levels);
    • consolidate and deliver the Master Plan level 3 plan, covering both voluntary (e.g. by early movers) and mandatory (e.g. regulated by Common Project ) deployment activities in both industrialisation (in particular standardisation and certification) and implementation;
    • consolidate and deliver the annual Master Plan level 3 report;
    • encourage market uptake, provide support in updating the SESAR Solutions Catalogue, in particular with regard to links to deployment, as a communications and dissemination tool.
  • Additional support activities (on the request of the SESAR 3 JU):
    • support the SESAR 3 JU in organising the Master Plan level 1 update campaign;
    • update the deployment and business views for level 1;
    • support the definition of future common project proposals where and when mandated by the European Commission;
    • support other ad hoc strategic planning and monitoring activities (e.g. airspace architecture study-type activities);
    • support the alignment of the ICAO aviation system block upgrade with the evolution of the European ATM Master Plan;
    • support the SESAR 3 JU in content integration (i.e. modelling and integration of architectural information).

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The funding rate is 70 % of the eligible costs regardless of the legal status of the Beneficiary.

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Beneficiaries will be subject to the following additional dissemination obligations:

  • Beneficiaries must make proactive efforts to share on a royalty free basis, in a timely manner and as appropriate, all relevant results with the other grants awarded under the same call.
  • Beneficiaries must acknowledge and incorporate these obligations in the proposal, outlining the efforts they will make towards meeting them, and in Annex I to the Grant Agreement.

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(Publish Date: 19/04/2022-for internal use only)