EU space programmes already deliver services that benefit millions of people. The European space industry is strong and competitive, creating jobs and business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Today the Commission presents a Space Strategy which responds to growing global competition, increasing private sector involvement and major technological shifts. Now that the infrastructure of EU space programmes is well advanced, the Commission proposes a range of actions to allow Europeans to fully seize the benefits offered by space, create the right ecosystem for space start-ups to grow, promote Europe’s leadership in space and increase its share on the world space markets. A press release, factsheet and video are available online.