AILEEN Kick-Off Meeting


The AILEEN (Centres of Vocational Excellence in Aerospace & Defence for Advanced Manufacturing) project has started officially with the kick-off meeting on the 19th June In Oeiras. During three days, partners came together to align on the project goals and planned activities.   AILEEN will “develop” CoVEs for Advanced Manufacturing technologies (in particular focusing on Welding and additive manufacturing technologies). Along the 4 years of activity, the activities will balance between learning &  cooperation, enabling to stablish the systematic conditions to guarantee quality of the synergy and cooperation actions across countries.

The project is coordinated  by EWF & is bringing together a network of private organisations from seven countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and Turkey), representing both education providers and industry, who share the same commitment of cooperating in a systematic way towards stablishing excellence education for the ecosystem.

 The project is funded by the European Union. Further information can be found in the KATAPULT webpage  and AILEEN website :