Following requests made during the RSOO side-bar meeting held at the last Assembly, the Symposium on Regional Safety Oversight Organizations (RSOOs) will be held at the ICAO Headquarters in Montréal - Canada, from 26 to 28 October 2011.
The purpose of the Symposium will be to bring together all parties that have a stake in the establishment and management of RSOOs (including the COSCAPs), in order to, as mandated by the Assembly Resolution
A37-8, promote the concept of regional cooperation for the purpose of enhancing safety oversight in the regions. The proposed themes cover such areas as the ICAO’s existing Policy and Framework for Regional Cooperation and the challenges facing RSOOs over the current ICAO triennium. The latter includes topics such as the RSOO’s role in respect to new ICAO strategies and programmes, to include the Continuing Monitoring Approach, the development and implementation of State Safety Programmes and the role to be played by RSOOs in the ICAO Regional Aviation Safety Groups. A related topic will be the need for ICAO and the RSOOs to collaborate on the development and implementation of work programmes, in order to ensure alignment with the ICAO strategic objectives. In addition, matters relating to the sharing of safety information and data and the creation of common databases will also be topics for discussion. The need for RSOOs to develop sound business plans and funding mechanisms that will sustain them in the long term and the role to be played by the donor community and financial institutions, will also be topics for discussion.
For more information please contact:
Ms. Leonor Solari
Telephone: +1 514 954-8219, extension 6013
Fax: +1 514 954-6759