27 May 2019
The meeting of the 9th EU-ESA Space Council will take place between 11:15 and 13:00 on Tuesday 28 May 2019, debating the theme ‘Space as an enabler’. Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference at 13:15 at the LEX Building in Brussels, where Spain’s Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities Pedro Duque and Nicolae Hurduc, Minister for Research and Innovation of Romania will speak.
The press conference will also be streamed online on the EU’s website. ESA Director General Jan Wörner will be available for comment following the presentation by the ministers of their conclusion of the Space Council.
The Space Council was established to coordinate and facilitate cooperative activities between the European Community and ESA through their Framework Agreement, which was adopted in 2003 and entered into force in May 2004. ESA and the EU signed their ‘Joint Statement on Shared Vision and Goals for the Future of European Space’ in 2016.
The meeting takes place on the margins of the EU Competitiveness Council, where ministers will also have a policy debate on the EU’s role in global space policy.