Regional Aviation Security Conference of the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP)
In May 2018, the ICAO European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office organized the first Regional Conference on Aviation Security was held in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by the Government of Portugal.
The European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Regional Conference presented an unique opportunity for all participants to share information and to learn from one another in aligning national/regional plans and strategies with the ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP). The Conference aimed to promote shared accountability for regional priorities, taking into account regional challenges and approaches to aviation security, threat and risk picture or regional infrastructure. Furthermore it was an excellent opportunity for networking and building consensus on critical priorities to set common goals and targets in tandem with the implementation of the GASeP.
In line with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2309 (2016) and ICAO Assembly Resolution A39-18, which affirm that aviation security remains one of the highest priorities for States and the global international community, the GASeP was developed to provide for effective, risk-based security measures which reflect the continuously evolving threat to civil aviation. The GASeP aims to bring together all the relevant aviation security stakeholders to provide a collective effort in order to ensure that sustainable aviation security measures are effectively implemented globally, regionally and at the State level.
This Conference led to the endorsement of a Regional Roadmap for the EUR/NAT regions and the Conference declaration which affirmed all stakeholders' commitment to the implementation of the GASeP, with the aim to strengthen national and regional aviation security systems as a whole, and enhance the economic benefits to be derived from civil aviation as well as continue to promote the growth of the aviation industry within the region.