Paris, 8 June 2021. – The European Commission will launch the EU’s new space program at a virtual conference on 22 June, the commission said.
The conference is co-hosted by the European Commission/DG DEFIS (Directorate General for Defence, Industry and Space), the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The launch of the European Union Space Programme “will celebrate a key milestone: the entry into force of the EU Space Programme, setting a fresh start to an ambitious Space Agenda for Europe showcasing the contribution of the EU Space Programme in the digital and green transitions and Europe’s main priorities”, the commission said.
The event features high-level decision-makers and round table sessions discussing pressing issues such as cooperation amongst the space actors, entrepreneurship opportunities and how the EU Space programme contributes to the various EU policies and the formal signing of the Financial Framework Partnership Agreement FFPA), the commission said.
The conference will be live-streamed on the euspace-launch.eu website.