Building Capacity in the Field of EGNSS in Eastern European and Mediterranean Countries

Start Date and End Date

01 April 2015
01 July 2017

Turkish Partner(s)

T.C. Ulaştırma, Denizcilik ve Haberleşme Bakanlığı

BİTES Savunma Havacılık ve Uzay Teknolojileri 


ESSP – European Satellite Services Provider


€ 1.9 Million


Horizon 2020 Space

Project Web Page

Scientific Outputs

The overall project concept consists of building capacity in the field of multimodal applications, especially focused on aviation using EGNSS (EGNOS and Galileo) in different Eastern European and Mediterranean countries. These countries are located at boundaries of the EGNOS SoL coverage area with limited experience of EGNSS; the projects will promote the development of multimodal applications, building on the lessons learnt in this and previous European R&D activities. The present EGNOS service coverage reaches the northern fringe of North Africa and the eastern fringe of Turkey. This means that BEYOND target countries can already experiment and prove the use of EGNOS, and/or are likely have a medium-term

perspective of the EGNOS coverage.


Capitalising on the lessons learnt and the knowledge acquired through past and on-going projects, BEYOND continues what was already initiated in the target countries/regions, and puts in place an intensive/extensive programme of activities/actions, tailored on the specific needs/maturity and addressing both aviation and non-aviation domains.


With relation to the call’s objectives, the ultimate goal of BEYOND is threefold:


  1. Promoting the use of EGNSS and growing the interest towards EGNSS outside EU (i.e. in EU neighbouring countries), and thus possibly stimulating investments in relation to EGNSS;
  2. Preparing them towards an optimal adoption of EGNSS, and thus contributing to the growing of know-how, capacity and knowledge in relation to EGNSS outside EU;
  3. Supporting networking and liaisons between EU and non-EU players (from different sectors industry, institutions/authorities and research/academia/university – and communities - aviation and non-aviation), thus creating the basis for cooperation, the establishment of relationships possibly evolving into business opportunities.

Tackling ‘grand’ or societal challenges

Industrial Innovation (including innovation in services as well as products and processes)

Research-influenced changes in policy, agenda-setting

The provision of Improved Public Goods

The improved exercise of professional skill

Human capital development