New Space Strategy to improve people’s daily lives and boost Europe’s competitiveness

EU space programmes already deliver services that benefit millions of people. The European space industry is strong and competitive, creating jobs and business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Today the Commission presents a Space Strategy which responds to growing global competition, increasing private sector involvement and major technological shifts. Now that the infrastructure of EU space programmes is well advanced, the Commission proposes a range of actions to allow Europeans to fully seize the benefits offered by space, create the right ecosystem for space start-ups to grow, promote Europe’s leadership in space and increase its share on the world space markets. Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Bieńkowska will hold a press conference at 12:00 CET streamlined via EbS.