Jun 22, 2015

EARSC at the Space & Society Conference - Towards a European Space Community

29 June 2015 at EESC, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 – Brussels, Belgium.

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The “Space and Society: bridging the missing links” project consists of 6 events organized from April to July in 6 European countries. The aim of the project is to help generate and maintain political support for current and future space programmes, to raise awareness on a larger scale on the announced benefits from the European space policy and to define new and concrete actions to be implemented in this context.

The results of the 6 local events will be brought together and discussed at this one-day conference organized in Brussels.

The conference will be an opportunity to assemble protagonists of the space industry on a European and local level. The first roundtable discussion will focus on SMEs and the missing links for growth and the creation of new jobs opportunities. In the afternoon, the roundtable will discuss space educational activities. Last but not least, the final debate will bring together all the project partners to prepare the ground for the creation of a European Space Community. The photo exhibition “SPACE GIRLS, SPACE WOMEN” will be opened too

REGISTRATION FORM

PROGRAMME
10.00 – 11.00 | OPENING SESSION

Welcome speeches:

  • Mr Henri Malosse, President, EESC
  • Mr Martin Siecker, EESC member
  • Mr Iozia, EESC Space & Society project coordinator

Key note speeches:

  • Mr Marian-Jean Marinescu, European Parliament (tbc)
  • Mr Nichi Vendola, President, NEREUS
  • Mr Michel Praet, ESA
  • GSA (tbc)

Discussion

11.00 – 11.30 | OPENING OF PHOTO EXHIBITIONSPACE GIRLS, SPACE WOMEN

  • Mr Nichi Vendola, President, NEREUS

11.30 – 13.00 | Round Table WHAT ARE THE PERSPECTIVES FOR SMEs IN THE SPACE MARKET

Moderated by: Mr Joost van Iersel, EESC member
Key note speech: Mr Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General DG GROW, European Commission

With the participation of:

  • Mr Jacques Lemercier, EESC member
  • Mr Mindaugas Maciulevičius, EESC member
  • Mr Priit Anton, AS Regio
  • Mr Domantas Bručas, Lithuanian Space Association
  • Mr David Zolesi, Kayser Italia
  • Mr Massimo Claudio Comparini, Telespazio, Chairman of SPIN IT Platform

Discussion

13.00 – 14.30 | LUNCH BREAK

14.30 – 15.30 | Round Table FUTURE GENERATION FOR SPACE
Moderated by: Mr Martin Siecker, EESC member

With the participation of:

  • Mr Gerd Wolf, EESC member
  • Mr Mihai Manoliu, EESC member
  • Ms Dominique Tilmans, former Senator, Chair of YouSpace representative of UNAWE project

Discussion

15.30 – 17.00 | FUTURE FOR SPACEBUILDING A EUROPEAN SPACE COMMUNITY

With the participation of:

  • Mr Edgardo Iozia, EESC member
  • Ms Apostolia Karamali, European Commission
  • Mr Stefaan De Mey, Secretary General, EURISY
  • Mr Geoff Sawyer, EARSC
  • GSA (tbc)

Discussion

17.00 | END OF THE CONFERENCE
Interpretation available in French and English

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