Participation of Antonio Tajani to the opening ceremony of the European Space Expo, in Lisbon
On 29 November 2013, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, travelled to Lisbon, Portugal, to help Portuguese SMEs emerge from the downturn and help kick-start the Portuguese economy. He was accompanied by the representatives of about 150 European companies, who participated in more than 1800 bilateral meetings with Portuguese SMEs to form new partnerships and discuss opportunities for collaboration in key sectors of the Portuguese economy such as tourism, agriculture and the economy of the sea.
During his stay in Lisbon, Antonio Tajani attended the opening ceremony of the European Space Expo held at the Commerce Square. The aim of the Expo was to show citizens how European space policy and space-based technologies benefit our everyday lives as well as their importance for the European economy and job creation. On this occasion, he presented his Prize to the winners of the 2013 Galileo Drawing Competition in presence of Fernando Medina, Vice-Mayor of Lisbon, and Nuno Crato, Portuguese Minister for Education and Science. PHOTOSHOTLIST