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State Secretary Hirayama enhances European space competitiveness

State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation Martina Hirayama took part in the 11th meeting of the EU/ESA Space Council, which was held in Brussels on 23 May 2024. On this occasion, a joint resolution was adopted on the role of the space sector in boosting European competitiveness. The resolution also recognises that concerted action by ESA, the EU and their respective member states is important and that European space policy can be shaped more effectively when activities are coordinated through the EU/ESA Space Council.

2024-05-23 16:45:30
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

State Secretary Martina Hirayama participated in the 11th meeting of the EU/ESA Space Council in Brussels on 23 May 2024, where a joint resolution on the role of the space sector in boosting European competitiveness was adopted. The resolution highlights the importance of coordinated action by ESA, the EU, and their member states in shaping European space policy effectively.

European space programmes aim to serve the interests of all ESA and EU member states, with the resolution recognizing the essential means allocated by ESA, the EU, and member states to the space sector. It calls for the mobilization of public and private resources to encourage international cooperation, socio-economic progress, and greater European competitiveness.

The private sector is encouraged to take risks to enhance competitiveness in the European space sector, with the resolution promoting the adoption of rules and best practices in the space sector. State Secretary Martina Hirayama emphasized the contribution of the space sector to European growth, prosperity, innovation, and commercialization during the EU/ESA Space Council meeting.

The Space Council, established in 2004, facilitates cooperation in the space sector to maintain Europe's globally competitive presence in space. Switzerland, a founding member of ESA, continues to contribute to Europe's space endeavors through its participation in both ESA and EU programs, ensuring global competitiveness in the sector..

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