A space strategy for Europe

This article was published under the 2015-2020 European Committee of the Regions mandate.



Last updated 26 April, 2017

12 July
Adoption at CoR Plenary

1 February
discussion at a meeting in the CoR


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.


25 April
Has been featured in Tallinn TV: space strategy must also support the local life

20 April
Represented the CoR as rapporteur in the Copernicus Master kick-off event for space downstream apps.

12 April
Meeting with ALDE’s Cora van Nieuwenhuizen MEP to discuss role of EU regions in the EU’s space strategy.

11 April
International Kick-Off of Europe’s Leading Space Innovation Competitions

24 March 2017
Andres Jaadla and the rapporteur on space in the European Parliament Constanze Krehl discuss European space policy and upcoming events to support space research.




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