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„Application of drones at large scale“

The UAV DACH - unmanned aviation association invites you to this year's EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM in Cologne on 15 November 2021. Representatives of European authorities, industry, operators and users of the innovative technology will meet at the conference.

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The EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM (EDF) has been bringing together an international audience interested in the legal, operational, safety and technical aspects of unmanned aviation since 2018. This year, EDF2021 will take place in Cologne. The conference is organised by UAV DACH e.V. - unmanned aviation association in cooperation with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

Discussions on the application of the harmonized European laws IR (EU) 2019/947 for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS) and the planned airspace integration "U-space" system are eagerly awaited. EASA has invited representatives from all aviation authorities in Europe to share their experiences to date. The industry will demonstrate innovations in technology and application during the conference. In addition, an exhibition provides practical information about systems, networking opportunities and expands the theoretical discussions with real systems and services.

The EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM will end in a drinks reception, to consolidate what has been discussed.

EUROPEAN ROTORS - The VTOL Show and Safety Conference

Immediately following the EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM, the EUROPEAN ROTORS (, the VTOL show and safety conference of the EUROPEAN HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (EHA) will take place from 16.-18.11.2021 at the Cologne Expo, also in cooperation with EASA. You might like to consider combining the two events and extending your stay after the EDF2021.


Dear Visitors, please note that due to the COVID-19 related regulations we will not have cash desks on site. This means you can only purchase tickets online in our ticket shop.


  • On-site 149€
  • Online 99€

Non UAV DACH-member

  • On-site 249€
  • Online 199€


  • On-site 99€
  • Online 99€
UAV DACH-Member Non UAV DACH-Member Students**
1-Day conference ticket (on-site) 149 € 249 € 99 €
1-Day conference ticket (online) 99 € 199€ 99 €


*If you are not able to attend the event as visitor due to travel restrictions caused by Covid-19 or if the event cannot take place due to force majeure, your on-site ticket (on-site) will be converted to an online access ticket.

** Showing pupil/student ID is necessary by sending a copy of it to prior purchasing a ticket. After checking the ID we will send you a code to get your ticket for the reduced entry fee.


Don't miss this opportunity – be amongst the pioneers and visit the EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM.

Among the speakers and participants, you will find UAS manufacturers, operators, researchers and developers, government representatives. Decision-makers from many different industries will gather information at the EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM.

Language of the conference

The EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM will be held in English. Professional interpreters will provide a translation into German. With your personal mobile device you can also listen to the German language channel in the conference room. A personal headset, a mobile device with wifi access and the app installed prior the event is needed.

Online participants can choose between the language channels within the client at any time.

Online participation for people from abroad

The International Drone Conference of UAV DACH Unmanned Aviation Association welcomes you to meet with industry, authorities and operators all at once on Monday 15 November 2021 at the Dorint Hotel Cologne. Alternatively, for those unable to travel to Germany, online participation is available, including two-way discussions to bridge the gaps while we are still suffering of COVID-19. Using ZOOM video conferencing, multiple cameras and a chat monitoring team, we will enable online participation as good as in the conference room.

What if I cannot attend on-site last minute?

If you purchased an on-site ticket, the online access to the conference is included. So if you decide to stay away last minute, you always have the option to participate online wherever you are staying.

Join us for the one and only European event where you will meet the unmanned aviation industry and aviation authorities!

These industries will attend:

  • University & Training

  • Automotive & Industry
  • Rescue Forces

  • Police Forces

  • Agriculture

  • Media

  • Mobility & Transport

  • Real Estate

  • Utilities & Infrastructure

  • Surveying


These exhibitors and partners enabled the EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM 2021

All details about the exhibition are listed at the EXHIBITION section.


EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM will take place at

Hotel Dorint An der Messe Köln

Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 22-24
50679 Köln (Messe)

Phone: +49 221 80190-0
Fax: +49 221 80190-800

COVID19 precaution

EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM cooperates with the hygiene and safety concept "StaySafe by Dorint". Together we meet the strict requirements of the authorities to do our part to make your stay safe and pleasant.

For the event we ask you to proof your status "3G" - either recovered, vaccinated or tested. All documents will be checked by us individually and test shall not be older than 24h.

As concern about COVID-19 infections is currently increasing across Europe, the EDF team has decided that we must all wear a mask whenever possible. It must be worn when we are in public areas and only taken off when we are sitting, eating or drinking.

The Corona Ordinance of Nordrhein-Westfalen has been adjusted at short notice. For the EDF2021, this results in an important change:

The tests for unvaccinated or not recovered persons must not be older than 24 hours (previously 48 hours). Without appropriate proof of testing, unvaccinated or non-recovered persons are not permitted to enter. Please note that appropriate proof of testing is also required when visiting restaurants in Cologne. We are prepared to scan your QR code. Please be prepared to avoid delays at the entrance.

If you need a testing center, you can find all of them in this list (filter by zip code 50679 and check "Digital Covid-Certificate").

Please make sure you inform yourself about the rules that apply to you according to your point of origin. Official information is available in