A space strategy for Europe

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

Summary

ENVE-VI/022

Last updated 21 November 2017

12 July
Adoption at CoR Plenary


1 February
discussion at a meeting in the CoR

Regions bring Space down to Earth

Space isn’t irrelevant for regions nor is it too far away: space matters, whether through satellite navigation or Earth observation programmes.

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Objective

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.

Impact

21 November Andres Jaadla participates in “Which future for space research in Europe after 2020?” of the Sky & Space Intergroup of the European Parliament.

12 November At the COP23 conference in Bonn Andres Jaadla spoke about the regional importance of the European Space Strategy and how it can help to fight climate change.

7 November European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) Plenary Session 2017: Space and Entrepreneurship in Tallinn, Estonia with Andres Jaadla joining in on the discussion “Opportunities and Obstacles for Entrepreneurs in Space”.

3 July The Baltic Times covers the priorities of cities and regions as Estonia launches its EU Council Presidency, with the ENVE committee’s adoption of the Space Strategy. Spanish paper La Verdad also covered this as well as Sputnik News

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.

Andres JAADLA

Andres JAADLA

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