European Commission President José Manuel Barroso speaking at the inauguration of the ‘Space For Our Future’ exhibition, created by ESA and the European Commission, on 28 October 2014, at the Berlaymont building in Brussels, headquarters of the European Commission.
Behind him, from left to right: Nelli Feroci, European Commisioner responsible for Industry & Entrepreneurship; Maroš Šefèoviè, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Inter-Institutional relations and Administration; Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General; Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES; Stéphane Israël, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace; Luca Parmitano, ESA astronaut.
The display highlights Europe’s successes in space, the concrete benefits being delivered to citizens, and the developments expected in the near future.
The exhibition is structured around the three pillars of knowledge and innovation, services to citizens, and competitiveness. It presents the major challenges facing Europe and highlights the space projects and initiatives that will help tackle them.