30 May 2011. ESPI Report 33 summarises the discussions of the workshop on public perception and international aspects for the European Space Flagship Programmes Galileo/EGNOS and GMES, held on 7 December 2010 at the European Parliament, and further includes the contributions of ten distinguished experts.
To help address the less known but crucial element of the European Space Flagship Programmes: public perception and international aspects, ESPI organised, in close cooperation with the ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and Energy), a workshop at the European Parliament on 7 December 2010, entitled “Less Known Elements of the Space Flagship Programmes: Public Perception and International Aspects” (download here). Invited speakers and panellists included leading members of the European Parliament and representatives from European space related institutions.
Two forewords are provided by the Members of the European Parliament Vladimir Remek and Norbert Glante, both being leading and instrumental in the deliberations of the EP on these topics.
The report includes the contributions of ten experts in the field of Galileo/EGNOS and GMES from the European Commission, the European Space Agency and the European GNSS Agency. The written contributions were provided by Fiammetta Diani, Philippe Hammet and Gian Gherardo Calini, Reinhard BlasiGSA, Josef Aschbacher, Maria Pillar Milagro-Perez, Jerome Bequignon, ESA, Isabelle Maes, Ingrid Godkin, Gilles Ollier, EC.
The discussions, summarised in the report by Christina Giannopapa, ESPI Resident Fellow and Gai Oren, Secretariat of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament, focused on the relevance of public perception and international aspects for the European Flagship Programmes, as well as addressed the importance for a political dimension of these infrastructures. Included in the report there are several recommendations which were addressed during the discussions, concerning the viable way of establishing incentives to promote the Flagship programmes.
ESPI Report 33 is co-edited by the workshop organisers Christina Giannopapa from ESPI and Gai Oren from Secretariat of the Committee ITRE.
First workshop panel with (from left): Jérôme Béquignon (ESA), Christina Giannopapa (ESPI), Petr Voldan (representing MEP Vladimir Remek), MEP Norbert Glante, Kai-Uwe Schrogl (ESPI), Gai Oren (Secretariat ITRE Committee), Gian Gherardo Calini (GSA), Josef Aschbacher (ESA), Marie Ménard-Caër (EC)
Second workshop panel with (from left): Jérôme Béquignon (ESA), Christina Giannopapa (ESPI), Petr Voldan (representing MEP Vladimir Remek), Henning Schuechner (representing MEP Norbert Glante), Kai-Uwe Schrogl (ESPI), Jean-Yves Roger (EC), Gilles Ollier (EC)
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