“Space Strategy for Europe: the road ahead”
With the “Space Strategy for Europe” from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence.
While a European support to technological breakthroughs is more essential than ever to help the European industry to face the profound space changes and the increasing competition from old and new global players, the Conference will take place at the very moment of the review of the current multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2014-2020, including Programme Horizon 2020, and of the upcoming preparation of the next MFF for period 2020-2027, with a new EU RD&I Programme.
All these topics are crucial for the future of the European space industry and for a resilient development of a “space market uptake” aiming at creating new space-based services, new enterprises and new jobs in Europe.
To feed such a dynamic, interactive and fruitful debate among the numerous participants - representatives of national and EU institutions, public authorities, industry, research centres, civil society - many high-level guest speakers have already been invited to take the floor.