ATCEUC was created in 1989 and is currently composed of 33 professional and autonomous Trade Unions representing more than 14000 Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) and Air Traffic Safety Engineering Personnel (ATSEPs) throughout Europe.

  • AEROCONTROL (Switzerland)
  • APTC (Switzerland)
  • ATCTUA (Ukraine)
  • ATC Branch of Fòrsa (Ireland)
  • ATCU (Serbia and Montenegro)
  • ATSR (Romania)
  • BATCU (Bulgaria)
  • BHATCU (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • BGATC (Belgium)
  • CACTU (Croatia)
  • CYATCU (Cyprus)
  • DATCA (Denmark)
  • FATCA (Finland)
  • GATCA (Greece)
  • GdF (Germany)
  • 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 workers. 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 their profession. 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 ATCOs and ATSEPs access to all the information available at European level and to all the European institutions.
Our Work
ATCEUC is part of the "European Union Sectoral Social Dialogue - Civil Aviation" in the air traffic management field and it is recognised as a full member of the ICB. Trough CESI, the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions, it is recognised as a Social Partner at the highest European level and has direct liasons with the European Commissioners and the Members of the European Parliament, advising them on the main themes affecting ATM world and its Professionals ATCEUC with its experts participates in every work group where the voice of its Members can and have to be expressed: SESAR JU, TSG, EGHD, EASA STeB, EASC, ASPReT, ATM Partners and other workshops or programmes within the framework of Eurocontrol and the European Commission. ATCEUC has always relied on cooperation with other European bodies. Together with CANSO and ETF, ATCEUC has developed the "Toolbox for Successful Social Dialogue in Air Traffic Management" as a possible model on how relations among Social Partners should be held. ATCEUC works closely with IFATCA, the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations, and shall endeavour to increase and improve this cooperation in order to use the respective strengths as advantageously as possible. ATCEUC will continue to use all the means at its disposal to express its concerns and to voice its opinions. It has published position papers and press communiques on a range of specific topics.
We aim to
Put forward the views of European ATCOs and ATSEPs in an honest and non political manner whenever our expertise might be useful; make sure that ATCOs and ATSEPs 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 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 by the Member Unions. Each EB Officer speaks on behalf of our Members and has a specific mandate to do so; EB Officers 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 Executive Board of ATCEUC usually 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.