This article was published under the 2015-2020 European Committee of the Regions mandate.
Space isn’t irrelevant for regions nor is it too far away: space matters, whether through satellite navigation or Earth observation programmes! “A good European space policy can help create jobs, boost growth, and be of strategic importance, pushing the boundaries of science and technology“.
Investing in space pushes the boundaries of science and research. Space technologies, data and services can support numerous EU policies and key political priorities, including the competitiveness of the European economy, migration, climate change, the Digital Single Market and sustainable management of natural resources.
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— Andres Jaadla (@andresjaadla) January 15, 2017
Space matters! @andresjaadla: a good #EUSpaceStrategy can create jobs, boost growth, and be of strategic importance https://t.co/9eCSI13D9I pic.twitter.com/apz5HID8NT
— ALDE-CoR (@ALDE_CoR) February 1, 2017