New IES project EU-DRONES receives H2020 funding under Marie Sklodowska Curie actions

A new project, EU-DRONES, has been accepted in H2020 under the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions. The IES welcomes postdoc Chantal Lavallée, who obtained an Individual Fellowship for 2 years to join the group of Prof. Christian Kaunert from IES. The objective of this research is to examine how the European Commission is shaping regulatory framework development, production and use of drones considering the diverging interests among actors concerned in Europe (and beyond) where multiple authorities overlap. A comprehensive analysis of drones operations as a whole, including actors’ perceptions, expectations, interests and practices is still lacking. This research will therefore study the European Commission’s strategy to join and shape the drone community (rule makers, interest groups, manufacturers, operators and users) as well as the impact of its action.