Urban Air Mobility School for Cities

Over the past few years, civil applications of Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) technologies have been transitioning from purely industrial applications to commercial ones and their impact on transport operations can no longer be ignored. The concept of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) has been coined to describe a new type of air traffic at very low altitude. Despite the readiness of the technology, the multidisciplinary employee teams of Local Authorities are not prepared for its integration in transport plans. There are no Training Programs for employees of Local Authorities to cultivate the required knowledge and skills to manage UAM, especially from the position of authorising, implementing and controlling UAM operations. Previous experience of Local Authorities with innovative transport services has indicated that early engagement and training of employees constitutes a key factor for the efficient integration of new technologies in transport systems.


UAMschool4cities addresses in a timely manner the need and opportunity for UAM training, aiming at the creation of a Training Programme for Local Authority employees to get familiar with the UAM concept and acquire necessary skills to deal with the uptake of UAM services following the recent approval of the U-Space (urban airspace) by the European Commission (Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/664; effective from 26 January 2023) that allows the provision of drone services in urban environments.


To achieve the project´s objectives, current needs’ analysis in skills mismatches in UAM will be conducted a Training Course for “UAM for Cities Certificate” will be designed and the respective Training programme for ‘’UAM for Cities Certificate” will be developed and implemented.

Impacto Investigação Académica

UAMschool4cities aims to create a MOOC program for building the capacity of future employees of any background interested in entering the Public Administration sector to enable them to (1) familiarize with UAM concepts and key technologies, (2) keep up with relevant UAM regulatory frameworks while determining the challenges and for Local Authorities (3) include UAM in their urban development agendas and (4) start developing responsible and socially acceptable UAM services for the benefit of their citizens.

Parceiros Internos
Centro de Investigação Grupo de Investigação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
BRU-Iscte Marketing e Gestão Parceiro 2022-02-01 2024-01-31
BRU-Iscte Grupo de Comportamento Organizacional e Recursos Humanos Parceiro 2022-02-01 2024-01-31
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Equipa de Projeto
Nome Afiliação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
Sofia Kalakou Professora Auxiliar (DMOG); Investigadora Integrada (BRU-Iscte); Coordenadora Global 2022-02-01 2024-01-31
Nelson Jorge Campos Ramalho Professor Associado (DRHCO); Investigador Integrado (BRU-Iscte); Investigador 2022-02-01 2024-01-31
Alice Lourenço -- Bolseira 2022-05-16 2022-09-15
Margarida Lopes Assistente de Investigação (BRU-Iscte); Bolseira 2022-12-02 2024-01-31
Financiamentos do Projeto
Código/Referência DOI do Financiamento Tipo de Financiamento Programa de Financiamento Valor Financiado (Global) Valor Financiado (Local) Data de Início Data de Fim
2021-1-PT01-KA220-VET-000033364 -- Contrato European Commission - Erasmus+ 213115 39060 2022-02-01 2024-01-31
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 Urban Air Mobility School for Cities