Dec 12, 2011

NEREUS Position Paper

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NEREUS published a position paper on the funding of GMES beyond 2014

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) has published a position paper entitled “Provisions for GMES in the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020”.

In this document, NEREUS “urges the European Commission to ensure sustainable funding within the framework of the Multi Financial Framework of 2014-2020 in order to secure the timely delivery of Europe’s GMES flagship programme”.

NEREUS considers that whereas GMES is both an opportunity for economic growth and a vital tool for territorial management for the regions, the European Commission’s proposal to exclude GMES from the Multi Financial Framework for 2014-2020 will increase inequalities between EU countries.

The position paper also examines through a series of concrete examples the impacts that the European Commission’s proposal would have on regionally-specific applications.

The position paper can be downloaded here

NEREUS is an initiative by regions from all over Europe. Emphasis is placed on the use of space technologies. The network aims to explore the benefits of space technologies for Regions and their citizens and to spread their applications. To know more about NEREUS, please visit www.nereus-regions.eu