November 7, 2011

Conference On Space Policy For Society And Citizens

Space as a key sector for Europe and its citizens will be the subject of a conference that will be held on 8 & 9 November at the Hemicycle of the European Parliament.

The Conference, organized with the participation of ESA, is placed under the high patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Mr Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Council, Mr Herman von Rompuy, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr Antonio Tajani.

To highlight the key importance of ESA and its programs, an exhibition will be organized during the Conference at the Esplanade of the European Parliament, just below “The Rainbow", one of the public space installations in Brussels celebrating Poland's EU Presidency.

The exhibition presents the main ESA programs, with an emphasis on GMES and Galileo, two programs that the Agency is developing in cooperation with the EC. A full-size model of the Cryosat Earth observation satellite for ice studies will also be showcased, emphasizing the importance of space to understand climate change and the evolution of our living planet.

The Conference is open to the public.


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