Space applications: serving the citizens of Europe

13 May 2003

The European Commission and the European Space Agency are jointly organising a series of consultation events across Europe, to accompany and stimulate the debate around the recently adopted European Space Policy Green Paper.

WHO?

LORD SAINSBURY, Minister for Science and Technology, UK
PHILIPPE BUSQUIN, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Research and Space Policy
ANTONIO RODOTà, Director-General of the European Space Agency

WHAT?

Green Paper on European Space Policy, consultation event
Theme: Space Applications in the Service of Citizens of Europe

WHEN?

Tuesday, 20 May 2003
Workshop starts at 9:00
Press conference at 12:30

WHERE?

Holiday Inn Regent's Park
Carburton Street, London W1W 5EE
Tel + 44 870 400 911

European navigation system
The workshop will focus on space applications

You are cordially invited to attend the London event, which will take place on Tuesday 20 May 2003. This workshop will focus in particular on the critical issue of space applications, and the role of Europe in this fast developing area.

It will gather leading EU policy makers, leaders of the European space industry, researchers and other stakeholders. Discussions will cover key areas such as telecommunications, navigation and localisation and Earth observation.

A press conference will take place at 11:30. Speakers will also be available for interviews.

Contributions to the Space Green Paper consultation can also be submitted through a dedicated on-line Forum. On the basis of contributions received from all interested parties, a White Paper with a detailed Action Plan will be presented by the European Commission at the end of 2003.

To confirm your attendance, please send an e-mail or fax back the enclosed form to:

Monique Septon, Information and Communication Unit
DG Research, European Commission
Fax + 32 2 295 8220
E-mail: Monique.septon@cec.eu.int

For additional information on this press event, please contact:

Patrick Vittet-Philippe
Press and Information Officer, DG Research, European Commission,
Tel: +32.2.2969056, Mobile: + 32 477 274663
Email: patrick.vittet-philippe@cec.eu.int

Or

Franco Bonacina
Spokesman and Head of Media Relations Services
European Space Agency
Tel + 33 1 5369 7713
E-mail: franco.bonacina@esa.int

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