€1 billion worth of commitments to protect the ocean

At the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Palau, the EU has renewed its pledges towards international Ocean governance. Presenting a list of 44 commitments for the 2020-2022 period for an amount of almost €1 billion, the EU has brought forward its most important commitments ever offered during an Our Ocean Conference, in terms of value. The Our Read more about €1 billion worth of commitments to protect the ocean[…]

Use of EU space services needs an extra boost

The European Union has not done enough to harness the full potential of its space programmes, according to a special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). While the satellite-based programmes Galileo and Copernicus in particular provide valuable services and data, more efforts are needed to capitalise on the significant investment made Read more about Use of EU space services needs an extra boost[…]

The value chain of the EU’s space activities

Since the early 2000s, the Commission has had a space strategy and space policy, designed together with the European Space Agency. A common framework for funding and managing space activities followed in 2007. The EU’s three flagship space programmes – Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo – guarantee the EU access to critical navigation and earth observation Read more about The value chain of the EU’s space activities[…]

€16 billion Space Programme to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to devote €16 billion to help maintain and further enhance the EU’s leadership in space. Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of Europeans and for Europe to pursue its strategic interests. Thanks to major investments, the EU has a Read more about €16 billion Space Programme to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020[…]

The European Space Strategy – a new space policy will foster new services and promote Europe’s leadership in space

EU space programmes already deliver services that benefit millions of people. The European space industry is strong and competitive, creating jobs and business opportunities for entrepreneurs. The proposal for a new space policy will foster new services and promote Europe’s leadership in space. Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said: “The European Union is a key player in space Read more about The European Space Strategy – a new space policy will foster new services and promote Europe’s leadership in space[…]