EU space policy programme 2021-2027

Press release of European Council provides insights on the EU space policy programme for the years 2021-2027.

Read more for the proposed Regulation for a space programme for the European Union part of the follow-up to the Commission’s Communication on a Space Strategy for Europe (SSE).

Read here the progress report, including the text of the common understanding in the annex.

The regulation will ensure:
– high-quality, up-to-date and secure space-related data and services;
– greater socio-economic benefits from the use of such data and services, such as increased growth and job creation in the EU;
– enhanced security and strategic autonomy of the EU;
– a stronger role for the EU as a leading actor in the space sector.

It will achieve this by:
– simplifying and streamlining the existing EU legal framework on space policy;
– providing the EU with an adequate space budget to continue and improve on existing space flagship programmes such as EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus, as well as monitor space hazards under the ‘space situational awareness’ programme (SSA), and cater for access to secure satellite communications for national authorities (GOVSATCOM);
– establishing the rules for governance of the EU space programme; standardising the security framework of the space programme.

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