The mission of the International Affairs Division is to coordinate the international activities of ONERA and represent the Office in dealings with international and European governance bodies. ONERA is also represented in Brussels within CLORA.

L'ONERA actions on the international stage take several forms:

International cooperation

ONERA is engaged in a large number of international collaborations by way of bilateral cooperation agreements, or participation in various European or international networks such as:

  • Research centre associations: EREA, ESRE, EARTO, IFAR;
  • An association of manufacturers, research centres and other organisations: ACARE;
  • Research centres: DLR, NASA, JAXA, TsAGI…

Support for the State

In the fields of defence and aeronautics, ONERA supports sovereign Research & Technology (R&T) actions in the frameworks of NATO and of GARTEUR.

European projects

In the framework of the European Union, ONERA contributes actively to the programmes and projects of the European Commission, the ESA and the EDA. The expertise provided by ONERA and the solutions that it develops within these collaborative projects contribute to the actions in support of European industry and the promotion of the French aerospace sector on the European stage and internationally.

Researcher mobility

In order to develop scientific excellence and exchanges with its partners, ONERA encourages the temporary mobility of its researchers with other international aerospace research centres, and the temporary hosting of European and international researchers in its own laboratories.

Scientific excellence

ONERA also encourages scientific excellence through the organisation of international events and seminars, and the awarding of prizes in the framework of bilateral agreements: ODAS Prize in association with DLR (Germany) and ONERA-TsAGI Prize in association with TsAGI (Russia).