ATCEUC was created in 1989 and is currently composed of 32 professional and autonomous trade unions representing more than 14000 Air Traffic Controllers throughout Europe.

  • AEROCONTROL (Switzerland)
  • APTC (Switzerland)
  • ATCTUA (Ukraine)
  • ATCU (Serbia and Montenegro)
  • ATC Branch of IMPACT (Ireland)
  • ATSR (Romania)
  • BATCU (Bulgaria)
  • BHATCU (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • BGATC ( Belgium)
  • CACTU (Croatia)
  • CYATCU (Cyprus)
  • DATCA (Denmark)
  • FATCA (Finland)
  • GATCA (Greece)
  • GLCCA (Luxembourg)
  • ICEATCA (Iceland)
  • ITUATC (Serbia)
  • MATCA (Malta)
  • MATCU (F.Y.Rep of Macedonia)
  • NATCA (Norway)
  • NGATC (The Netherlands)
  • SKYCONTROL (Switzerland)
  • SINCTA (Portugal)
  • SNCTA (France)
  • SPKTA (Albania)
  • SSKL (Slovenia)
  • TUEM (Eurocontrol Maastricht)
  • UNICA (Italy)
  • UNICON (Kosovo)
  • USCA (Spain)
  • ZZKRL (Poland)

All ATCEUC representatives are operational controllers. They do not get paid; they do not get any personal advantages for their work. They work for ATCEUC during their free time and when the meetings are over, they get back to air traffic control. It ensures a maximum level of coherence and understanding of professional issues. It also warrants a perfect transparency in whatever issue is at stake.
ATCEUC was founded as it became obvious that whatever the needs, the solution would have to take into account the fact that ATM is a completely integrated system. That integration meant and still means that future necessary evolutions would have to be designed at European, or even global level. In order to meet those international challenges, throughout Europe, ATC unions decided to pool the resources of their respective memberships. The position of the Air Traffic Controllers in the ATM system gives them a very clear and precise overview of what needs to change and evolve. ATCEUC was created to promote the views of its members at the European level, to take full advantage of ATCOs' expertise with regard to both technical and social issues and today grants them access to all the information available at European level and to all the European institutions.
Our Work
ATCEUC aims to participate in every work group where its expertise might be called for: EAG ACG, SRC, SSC, ICB, SESAR and other workshops or programmes within the framework of Eurocontrol and the European Commission. We are recognised as a full member of the ICB and our request to be recognised as a Social Partner at European level is being discussed. ATCEUC has always relied on cooperation with other European bodies. We work closely with IFATCA, and we shall endeavour to increase and improve this cooperation in order to use our respective strengths as advantageously as possible. ATCEUC will use all the means at its disposal to express its concerns and to voice its opinions. It has published brochures and press communiques on a range of specific topics.
We aim to
Put forward the views of European Air Traffic Controllers in an honest and non political manner whenever our expertise might be useful; make sure that ATCOs are involved in the definition of the European ATM system and kept informed on upcoming developments so as to meet the challenges that the evergrowing traffic demand is imposing. ATCEUC is an organisation composed of member unions with strong technical expertise. All our members are operational control staff and we believe in a pragmatic approach, relying on pro-active propositions rather than defensive reactions.
Our organisation
ATCEUC is an organisation directed by an executive board, elected on a two-year basis. Each delegate speaks on behalf of our members and has a specific mandate to do so; they are elected on a two-year basis, and their actions are reviewed twice a year by a plenary meeting. During these meetings, the policies of ATCEUC are decided, and actions and targets are set. The board of ATCEUC meets 4 times a year to decide on how to implement the policies of ATCEUC. In doing so, ATCEUC is able to react adequately to changing circumstances and latest developments. This regular surveillance and discipline ensures that the decisions taken by the board are fully supported by all our members.