More information http://easa.europa.eu/drones
A European Aviation Safety Agency animation introducing the concept of operations in relation to the use of civil drones also referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems – RPAS.
EASA is working in providing a new set of rules for operating civil drones which are proportionate and risk based. In other words, safety requirements are in relation to the risk an activity poses to the operator and to third parties (e.g. general public). The greater the risk the higher the requirements. This is done in order to ensure there is no compromise in safety, but there is a flexible environment for this promising industry to grow.