The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) has taken a new effort to enhance contact with the drone sector: the digital drone counter. This is because of complaints from the drone sector about the lack of contact with policy makers and enforcers. The drone ticket includes an online question time that is open to anyone who wishes to ask questions or exchange views about policies and regulations.


A great contact between sector and policymakers is important for a nascent sector such as the drone sector. In the past, there was a variety of consultation types, always in various structures and with changing backjobs and representations, such as the sector assessment, the so-called high level conferences and the Amsterdam Drone Week.

As a result of the still poor organization degree of the Dutch drone sector and the corona crisis (which implied that physical conference was not possible for a while), there was a lot of requirement for a brand-new contact moment with the ministry. Out of that requirement, the digital drone rocket was born. During an hour online session, interested parties can ask questions or exchange views on policies and policies.

There is room for a maximum of 15 participants per session. Participants must sign up beforehand by e-mail and may already submit concerns (but this is not needed). The counter is open to anyone who wants to talk with the ministry about policy, policies or enforcement. In view of the limited number of individuals, agents of industry associations or cooperating companies are provided priority.

Sign in The first digital drone ticket will happen at Thursday, September 30 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. You can sign up for the conference of 30 Septemberby means of You can put any concerns in the mail in advance.

You can sign up until 22 September. Individuals will be sent an invitation with Webexlink. Invites to subsequent conferences on the fourth Thursday of the coming months (28 Oct, 25 Nov) will follow at a later date.