European Space Policy

 

26 May 2014: Conclusions towards a shared EU-ESA vision for space fostering competitiveness

4 April 2011: Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a Space Strategy for the European Union that Benefits its Citizens. COM(2011) 152.

25 November 2010: Council Resolution of the 7th Space Council: "Global challenges: taking full benefit of European space systems"

1 December 2009: “Information Note. Article 189 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU”. High Level Space Policy Group, HSPG/22-2009.

15 October 2009: “The Ambitions of Europe in Space”. Speech by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, SPEECH/09/476.

29 May 2009: Council Resolution of the 6th Space Council: “The Contribution of Space to Innovation and Competitiveness in the context of the European Economic Recovery Plan, and further steps”, 10500/09.

17 December 2008: Council Conclusions and Draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, 17175/08.

2 December 2008: “Council Meeting at Ministerial Level. Resolutions adopted at the 6th Council Meeting, held at Ministerial Level”. European Space Agency, ESA/C(2008)144.

20 November 2008: “European Parliament Resolution on the European Space Policy: how to bring space down to Earth”. European Parliament, P6_TA(2008)0564

29 September 2008: Council Resolution of the 5th Space Council: 'Taking forward the European Space Policy', 13569/08.

11 September 2008: Commission Working Document. European Space Policy Progress Report. COM(2008) 561 final.

9 May 2008: Lisbon Treaty - Title XIX 'Research and Technological Development and Space', Article 179 (ex Art. 163/TEC).

6 March 2008: “Space in the Lisbon Treaty”. European Space Agency Council Information Document, ESA/C(2008)19

13 February 2008: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: European Space Policy COM(2007) 212 final.

September 2007: “EU Space Policy and its potential for EU industrial sector competitiveness”. European Parliament, PE 408.555.

25 May 2007: Council Resolution of the 4th Space Council: 'Resolution on the European Space Policy', 10037/07. 

26 April 2007: Commission Staff Working Document. Impact assessment of the European Space Policy. Accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. European Space Policy 'Impact Assessment', SEC(2007) 505 draft.

26 April 2007: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: European Space Policy, COM(2007) 212 (final).

26 April 2007: Commission Staff Work Document. Accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: European Space Policy. SEC(2007) 506.

26 April 2007: Commission Staff Working Document. Accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. European Space Policy. Summary of the Impact Assessment. SEC(2007) 506.

26 April 2007: Commission Staff  Working Document. Accompanying document tothe Council and the European Parliament.  European Space Programme - Preliminary elements, SEC(2007) 504.

9 December 2005: “Council Meeting at Ministerial Level. Resolutions adopted at the 185th Council Meeting, held at Ministerial Level”. European Space Agency, ESA/C(2005)159.

17 November 2005: Orientations from the 3rd Space Council on GMES, 14499/1/05 REV1.

27 May 2005: Orientations from the 2nd Space Council, Space Policy, 9440/05.

23 May 2005: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. European Space Policy - Preliminary Elements. COM(2005) 208 final.

19 November 2004: Orientations from the 1st Space Council, Space Policy, 15000/04.

13 May 2003: Council resolution on "the development of an overall European space policy".  (2003/C 149/05).

7 October 2003: “Council Decision on the Signing of the Framework Agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency”. Council of the European Union, 12858/03.

October 2003: Agenda 2007 - A document by the ESA Director General.

11 November 2003: White Paper on Space: a new European frontier for an expanding Union - An action plan for implementing the European Space policy.

21 January 2003: Green Paper. European Space Policy. COM(2003) 17 final.

7 October 2003: European Community (EC) and European Space Agency (ESA) Framework Agreement. 12858/03.

July 2002: “Star 21. Strategic Aerospace Review for the 21st century. Creating a coherent market and policy framework for a vital European industry”. Commission of the European Communities. 

17 January 2002: Resolution of the European Parliament "Europe and Space".

7 December 2001: The European Commission and the European Space Agency Joint Task Force Report  "Towards a European Space Policy", COM(2001) 718.

14 December 2000: “Council Resolution on a European Space Strategy”. Council of the European Union, 13953/00.

9 November 2000: Towards a Space Agency for the European Union - Report of the 'Wise Men'.
Annex I: The European Space Sector in the World.
Annex II: Joint ESA/EC document on a European Strategy for Space.


27 September 2000: Communication from the European Commission to the Council and European Parliament - "Europe and Space: Turning to a new chapter", COM(2000) 597 final.

19 April 2000: European Parliament. Report on the Commission working document 'Towards a coherent European approach for space'  Final A5-0119/2000.

2 December 1999: “Council Resolution on developing a coherent European Space Strategy”. Council of the European Union, 1999/C 375/01.


7 June 1999: “Commission Working Document. Towards a coherent European approach for space”. Commission of the European Communities, SEC(1999) 789 final.

22 June 1998: “Council Resolution on the reinforcement of the synergy between the European Space Agency and the European Community”. Council of the European Union, 98/C 224/01.

24 September 1997: Communication from the Commission to the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions  "The European Aerospace Industry Meeting the Global Challenge", COM(97)466 final.

4 December 1996: “Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. The European Union and Space: fostering applications, markets and industrial competitiveness”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(96) 617 final. 

23 September 1992: “Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. The European Community and Space: Challenges, Opportunities and new actions”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(92)360 final.

26 July 1988: “The Community and space: a coherent approach”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(88) 417 final.



Framework Programmes



20 July 2010: “Call title: Space call 4”. FP7 SPACE 2011-1.

30 July 2009: “Call title: Space call 3”. FP7 SPACE 2010-1.

19 July 2010: “Work Programme 2011, Cooperation, Theme 9, Space”. European Commission, C(2010)4900.

29 July 2009: “Work Programme 2010, Cooperation, Theme 9, Space”. European Commission, C(2009)5893.

3 September 2008: “Call title: Space call 2”. FP7 SPACE 2009-1.

28 August 2008: “Work Programme 2009, Cooperation, Theme 9, Space”. European Commission, C(2008)4598.

9 May 2008: Lisbon Treaty - Title XIX  'Research and Technological Development and Space', Article 179 (ex Art. 163/TEC).

2007: 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. In brief.

29 November 2007: “Work Programme 2008, Cooperation, Theme 9, Space”. European Commission, C(2007)5765.

11 June 2007: “Work Programme 2007-2008, Cooperation, Theme 9, Space”. European Commission, C(2007)2460.

22 December 2006: “Call title: Space call 1”. FP7 SPACE 2007-1.

2002: 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. In brief.

 

Telecommunications:



20 September 2010: “Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the first radio spectrum policy programme”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2010)471 final.

18 December 2009: “Commission Decision amending Decision 2002/622/EC establishing a Radio Spectrum Policy Group”. Commission of the European Communities, 2009/978/EU.

30 June 2008: Decision No 626/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the selection and authorisation of systems providing mobile satellite services (MSS).

7 April 2008: Commission Decision 2008/294/EC on harmonised conditions of spectrum use for the operation of mobile communication services on aircraft (MCA services) in the Community (final text).

7 April 2008: Recommendation on authorisation of mobile communication service on aircraft (MCA services) in the European Community (final text).

13 November 2007: “Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council amending Directives 2002/21/EC on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services, 2002/19/EC on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and services, and 2002/20/EC on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2007)697 final.

13 November 2007: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Reaping the full benefits of the digital dividend in Europe: A common approach to the use of the spectrum released by the digital switchover”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2007)700 final.

21 September 2007: Council Conclusion "The ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07)".

22 August 2007: Proposal (COM (2007) 480 final) for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the selection and authorisation of systems providing mobile satellite services (MSS).

2 July 2007: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. The ITU Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07)”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2007)371 final.

16 May 2007: Commission Decision 2007/346/EC granting a derogation request by France pursuant to Commission Decision 2006/804/EC on harmonisation of the radio spectrum for radio frequency identification (RFID) devices operating in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band.

16 May 2007: Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community.

26 July 2002: Commission Decision 2002/622/EC establishing a Radio Spectrum Policy Group.

14 February 2007: “Commission Decision on the harmonised use of the radio spectrum in the 2 GHz frequency bands for the implementation of systems providing mobile satellite services”. Commission of the European Communities, 2007/98/EC.

19 November 2003: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Results of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 (WRC-03)”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2003)707 final. 

7 March 2002: Decision 676/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision).

7 March 2002: Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive).

7 March 2002: Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive).

7 March 2002: Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive).

7 March 2002: Directive 2002/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities (Access Directive).

10 November 1999: European Commission: Next Steps in Radio Spectrum Policy. COM(1999) 538.

16 February 1999: Commission Staff Working Paper: The EU Action Plan: Satellite communications in the information society. Recent activities, present situation and outlook. SEC(1999) 250.

13 May 1998: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council. Radio frequency requirements for Community policies in the context of the World Radiocommunications Conference 1999 (WRC-99)”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(1998)298 final. 

24 March 1997: Decision No 710/97/EC of the European Parliament and Council: on a coordinated authorization approach in the field of satellite personal-communication services in the community. 

5 March 1997: Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. EU-Action plan: Satellite communications in the Information Society COM(97) 91 final.

20 November 1990: “Towards Europe-wide systems and services. Green Paper on a common approach in the field of satellite communications in the European Communities”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(90) 490.

 


Navigation (Galileo):
 
 

18 January 2011: "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council. Mid-term review of the European satellite radio navigation programmes." COM (2011) 5 final. 

14 June 2010: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Action Plan on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Applications”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2010)308 final. 

20 October 2009: “Commission Decision on the conclusion of an administrative Agreement between the European Commission and the GNSS Supervisory Authority on the security and exchange of classified information”. Commission of the European Communities, 2009/846/EC. 

17 September 2009: “Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the GNSS Programme and on future challenges pursuant to Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 683/2008”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2009)302 final/2. 

24 July 2008: Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on the further implementation of the European satellite navigation programmes (EGNOS and Galileo). Nr. 683/2008. 

4 December 2007: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Progressing Galileo: re-profiling the European GNSS Programmes - Adoption of Council's conclusions. 16090/07. 

3 December 2007: 'Political go-ahead for Galileo' .
 
19 September 2007: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Progressing Galileo: re-profiling the European GNSS Programmes. COM(2007) 534 final.

19 September 2007: Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the further implementation of the European satellite radionavigation programmes (EGNOS and Galileo). COM(2007) 535/2.

12 December 2006: “Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1321/2004 on the establishment of structures for the management of the European satellite radio-navigation programmes”. Council of the European Union, (EC) 1942/2006. 

12 December 2006: ”Green Paper on Satellite Navigation Applications”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2006)769 final/2.

7 June 2006: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. 'Taking stock of the Galileo programme'. COM(2006) 272 final.

2 June 2006: Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1321/2004 on the establishment of structures for the management of the European satellite radio-navigation programmes. COM(2006) 261 final.

7 September 2005: “Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonised River Information Services (RIS) on inland waterways in the Community”. Council of the European Union, 2005/44/EC
6 October 2004:  Moving to the deployment and operational phases of the European satellite radionavigation programme. COM(2004) 636 final.

14 July 2004: ”Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the deployment and commercial operating phases of the European programme of satellite radionavigtion”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2004)477 final.

12 July 2004: “Council Regulation on the establishment of structures for the management of the European satellite radio-navigation programmes”. Council of the European Union, (EC) 1321/2004.

28 June 2004: EU/US agreement 'on the promotion, provision and use of Galileo and GPS satellite-based navigation systems and related applications'.

2 June 2004: EU/Israel Agreement. Cooperation Agreement on a Civil Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) between the European Community and its Member States and the State of Israel. 9482/04.

18 February 2004: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council. Progress Report on the GALILEO Research Programme at the beginning of 2004”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2004)112 final.

18 December 2003: “Commission Regulation laying down detailed provisions regarding satellite-based Vessel Monitoring System”. Commission of the European Communities, (EC) 2244/2003.

3 October 2003: “Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Cooperation Agreement on a Civil Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) – GALILEO between the European Community and its Member States and the people’s Republic of China”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2003)578 final.

19 March 2003: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council. Integration of the EGNOS Programme in the Galileo Programme”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2003)123 final. 

24 September 2002: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council. State of progress of the Galileo programme”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2002)518 final.  

21 May 2002: “Council Regulation setting up the Galileo Joint Undertaking”. Council of the European Union, (EC) 876/2002.10 February 1999: Commission Communication: Galileo - Involving Europe in a new Generation of Satellite Navigation Services. COM(1999) 54 final. 

18 June 1998: “Council Decision concerning the Agreement between the European Community, the European Space Agency and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation on a European contribution to the development of a global navigation satellite system (GNSS)”. Council of the European Union, 98/434/EC.

  


Copernicus:


22 September 2010: Regulation No. 911/2010 to the European Parliament and of the Council. "on the European Earth monitoring programme (GMES) and its initial operations (2011 to 2013) 

5 February 2010: “Commission Decision setting up the GMES Partners Board”. Commission of the European Communities, 2010/67/EU.

December 2009: “The EU Programme for Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): governance and financing”. European Parliament, PE 429.985.

28 October 2009: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): Challenges and next steps for the space component”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2009) 589 final.

20 May 2009: “Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Earth Observation Programme (GMES) and its initial operations (2011-2013)”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2009)223 final.

26 November 2008: “Council Conclusions on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): Towards a GMES Programme”. Council of the European Union, 16267/08.

12 November 2008: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): we care for a safer planet”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2008)748 final.

16 September 2008: Speech of Günter Verheugen Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Enterprise and Industry Caring for our Planet: Launching a New European Programme for Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security. GMES Forum 2008, Lille, France. Speech/08/430.

1 February 2008: Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Towards a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS). COM(2008) 46 final.

17 April 2007: “The way to the European Earth Observation System GMES – The Munich Roadmap”.

14 March 2007: Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE).

28 June 2006: GMES-LMCS: Land Monitoring Core Service Implementation Group. Workplan. 

8 March 2006: Commission Decision creating a Bureau for Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) C(2006) 673.

17 November 2005: Orientations from the 3rd Space Council on GMES, 14499/1/05 REV1.

10 November 2005: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): From concept to reality. COM(2005) 565 final.

19 July 2004: GMES and In Situ monitoring. GAC(2004) 6 final.

12 July 2004: Reflection paper on GMES Initial Services. GAC(2004) 4 final.

12 July 2004: Reflection paper: GMES Space Observation Component. GAC(2004) 7 final. 

8 July 2004: Global Monitoring for Environment and Security. Programme Office. Reflection paper on the socio-economic assessment of GMES. GAC(2004) 5 final.

10 February 2004: Global Monitoring for Environment and Security. Final Report for the GMES Initial Period (2001-2003).

3 February 2004: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council. Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): Establishing a GMES capacity by 2008 - (Action Plan (2004-2008)). COM(2004) 65 final.

May 2003: GMES Vision and targets 2008 and Work progress of the Initial Period of the GMES Action Plan (2002-2003). Prepared by the GMES Support Team. 

29 September 2003: The security dimension of GMES. Position Paper of the GMES Working Group on Security. WG5 position paper.


23 October 2001: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES). Outline GMES-EC action plan (Initial period 2001-2003). COM(2001) 609 final.

27 July 2001: Key elements of the GMES EC Draft Action Plan. Initial Period 2001-2003.

13 November 2001: Council Resolution on the launch of the initial period of global monitoring for environment and security (GMES). (2001/C 350/02).



 

Security:

July 2010: “Excerpt from Critical Space Technologies for European Strategic non-dependence. List of urgent actions 2010/2011”. EC-ESA-EDA, for use with FP7 call for proposals FP7-SPACE-2011-1.

21 December 2009: “Communication from the Commission. A European Security Research and Innovation Agenda – Commission’s initial position on ESRIF’s key findings and recommendations”. Commission of the European Communities, COM(2009)691 final.

6 March 2009: “European non-dependence on critical space technologies: EC-ESA-EDA list of urgent actions for 2009”. EC-ESA-EDA Joint Task Force. (Dokument im Anhang) - 10 June 2008: “Report on Space and Security”. European Parliament, 2008/2030(INI).

2 May 2007: “Weaponisation of space and threats to European space assets supporting ESDP”. European Parliament. Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Security and Defence Public Hearing on the Contribution of space to the ESDP.

19 June 2006: “Europe’s Space Policies and their relevance to ESDP”. European Parliament, PE 381.369.

30 May 2005: “Draft initial road map for achieving the steps specified in the European Space Policy. ESDP and Space”. Council of the European Union, 9505/05. 

1 March 2005: “Report of the Panel of Experts on Space and Security”.

16 November 2004: “European Space Policy: ESDP and Space”. Council of the European Union, 11616/3/04 REV3.

29 September 2003: “The security dimension of GMES. Position paper of the GMES Working Group on Security”.

WEU Reports:

 

17 June 2010: “European security and space debris”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-eight session. Document A/2073.

17 June 2010: “Military aspects of space: early warning and ELINT satellites – reply to the annual report of the Council”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-eight session. Document A/2071.

4 June 2009: “Space situational awareness”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-sixth session. Document A/2035.

3 December 2008: “Multinational Space-based Imaging System (MUSIS): European space cooperation for security and defence”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-fifth session. Document A/2025.

4 June 2008: “Space systems for Europe’s security: GMES and Galileo – reply to the annual report of the Council”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-fourth session. Document A/2004. 6 June 2007: “Missile defence – a common European position?”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-third session. Document A/1971.

6 June 2007: “Weapons in space: part II”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-third session. Document A/1966.

21 June 2006: “Weapons in space”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-second session. Document A/1932.

15 June 2005: “Arms control and non-proliferation: verification by satellite”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fifty-first session. Document A/1902.

30 November 2004: “The space dimension of the ESDP”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fiftieth session. Document A/1881.

3 June 2004: “Aerospace cooperation between Europe and China”. Assembly of Western European Union. Fiftieth session. Document A/1853.

3 December 2003: “Missile defence: the need for a common European initiative”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-ninth session. Document A/1843. 

4 June 2003: “Cooperation between the European and Russian aerospace industries”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-ninth session. Document A/1821.

4 June 2003: “European space-related defence activities and the development of launcher autonomy”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-ninth session. Document A/1822.

5 June 2002: “Developing a European space observation capability to meet Europe’s security requirements”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-eight session. Document A/1789.

5 December 2001: “Antimissile defence: the implications for European industry”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-seventh session. Document A/1759.

20 June 2001: “A joint European space strategy: security and defence aspects”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-seventh session. Document A/1738.

20 June 2001: “European anti-missile defence: a role for Russia”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-seventh session. Document A/1737.

6 December 2000: “Transatlantic cooperation on anti-missile defence”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-sixth session. Document A/1717.

6 June 2000: “New tasks for the WEU Satellite Center – reply to the annual report of the Council”. Assembly of Western European Union. Forty-fifth session. Document A/1692.