Events: Securing the Benefits of Satellite Services for European Society

November 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

EURISY has issued The Final Announcement and Programme for it’s Securing the Benefits of Satellite Services for European Society event on 19 November 2010, Brussels, Belgium:

Friday, 19 November

08:45 Registration

1. WELCOME ADDRESSES
Chairperson: Colin Hicks, President of Eurisy
09:15 Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General, Committee of the Regions
Joost Van Iersel, Member of European Economic and Social Committee
Colin Hicks, President, Eurisy

2. FEEDBACK FROM REGIONS, C ITIES AND SMES AS INTENDED BENEFICIARIES OF SATELLITE INFORMATION AND SERVICES
Representatives from European local/regional authorities and SME associations speak about perceived obstacles and opportunities for their members in applying satellite information and services to their daily work.
Chairperson: Colin Hicks, President of Eurisy
09:45 Angelika Poth-Mögele, Director of Policy, Council of European Municipalities & Regions (CEMR)
10:00 Manfred Vohrer, Member of the Board, European Confederation of Associations of Small and Medium
Enterprises (CEA-PME)
10:15 Joost Van Iersel, Member of European Economic and Social Committee

3. CASE-STUDY: FROM AWARENESS TO IMPLEMENTATION – THE TAKE OF THE END-USER
10:30 A regional authority representative presents a local approach to implementing satellite services
and results, with an emphasis on facilitating factors and bottlenecks

10:45 Coffee Break

4. HOW TO PUT END-USERS IN THE DRIVING SEAT TO OPTIMISE THE USE OF SATELLITE SERVICES?
How well are the end-user needs known and taken into account in satellite application programmes? How well are the benefits of satellite services known and taken into account in sustainable development policies at all levels? What are the current actions to incentivise the potential end-users to take up satellite services? What more should be done? By whom?
11:15 Round Table Discussion: Moderator: Olivier Lemaître, Belgian High Representation for Space Policy
Impulse Statement: Presentation of Eurisy Position Paper – Colin Hicks, President of Eurisy
Panel:
 Associations of potential end-users: Representative of SME Union*
 Service Provider Associations: Christodoulos Protopapas, ESOA Chairman; Arne Jungstand, Member of
Board of Directors of EuroTeleServ and Han Wensink, Chairman of EARSC
 European Commission, DG ENTR: Reinhard Schulte-Braucks, Head of Space Research & Development
 European Space Agency (ESA): Geraldine Naja, Head of Institutional Affairs and Strategic Studies, Director
General’s Policy Office

5. WRAP UP
12:45 Conclusions: Colin Hicks, President of Eurisy
13:00 Closing Lunch

Conference objectives
 for end-user communities to present feedback on needs and requirements for support
mechanisms, as input for policy- and decision-making at all levels of governance
 to discuss how effectively end-users’ needs are taken into account at European and national level
when designing policies
 to make recommendations on what more could be done to ensure wider diffusion of satellite
information and services in Europe

Target audience
 space policy stakeholders from industry, service providers, space agencies, decision and policy
makers from all levels of governance

Practical details
Venue: Committee of the Regions, J. Delors Building, Rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels – Belgium
Registration: To access the Committee of the Regions, registration is obligatory. To register, click here
Working Language: English

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