Grants - Specific Training Seminars and Workshops 2017

Aena and the ICAO are planning a training conference/workshop in 2017 in Ibero-America, which will be carried out as part of the Ibero-American Programme for Specialised Technical training from the Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development (AECID).

  • REGISTRATION PERIOD OPEN: Conference/workshop on “Accessibility and Services for People with Reduced Mobility in Airports”, from 11 to 15 September, at the AECID Training Centre in Montevideo (Uruguay).

    Objective and programme

    The seminar aims to present and have attendees discuss the models for accessibility and services for users with reduced mobility in airports, on the basis of the need to raise awareness and the importance of training in services for people with disabilities or reduced mobility during their use of airports. The seminar will present general guidelines and recommendations for the correct provision of services to these types of passengers during the different stages of their trip and will create an environment where attendees can exchange experiences and best practices.

    A preliminary programme for the seminar is attached. In addition to the talks and subjects included in this programme, further expert talks and speakers from other institutions will be added to the seminar’s content.

    Target audience

    The seminar is geared towards professionals from the aeronautical and airport sectors, i.e. airport managers and executives, passenger service managers, and technicians responsible for designing and maintaining airport infrastructures belonging to civil aviation authorities; agencies and airport operators; supervisory and regulatory bodies, and, in general, institutions that are directly related to planning, managing, and implementing air transport. It could also be useful for professionals (preferably public) working with other modes of transport or the construction and management of large infrastructures, as well as other administrations and institutions related to the objective of the activity, such as Ministries of Health and healthcare organisations.


    Those who are interested in attending this seminar should complete their pre-registration online, by filling in the electronic form available on the Montevideo AECID Training Centre website, indicated below. The deadline for completing your pre-registration is 30 July 2017. Once this deadline has passed, the definitive participants in the seminar will be selected (Important: no registrations will be accepted after this deadline, and registration can only be completed through the below link).ón-de-actividades/accesibilidad-y-atenci-n-a-personas-con-movilidad-reducida-en-aeropuertos.

    Note: at the top right of the page the “Enter to register” box will appear, enabling you to pre-register.


    The organisation will pay for accommodations (arrival 10 September and departure 16 September), meals, and domestic transport for the participants (transport to and from the airport and between the hotel and Training Centre during the seminar). The airfare must be covered by the participant or by the institution he or she represents. On a similar note, the participants themselves shall be responsible for any taxes they are charged for leaving the country and any other airport taxes they may incur.

    Other topics of interest:

    The organisation does not cover medical insurance. The Training Centre shall not be held responsible for potential accidents/illnesses that may occur during the period spent in the country. Therefore, it shall be necessary for every participant/speaker/coordinator to take out medical insurance with international coverage (Uruguay), valid for one week and including the return journey, and to present it on the first day of activity. If participants are unable to take out insurance themselves, they may request it via a Travel Agent (travel insurance).

    We recommend consulting the visa requirements for each country in advance, in the event that there is any last minute important information to consider for the journey.

    If you have any questions, please contact us via the general Aena International Cooperation email address: or at +34 91 321 11 25.

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