<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:56:24 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Europeans’ attitudes to space activities - Special Eurobarometer 403]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Jan 2014

Space technologies and space-based services are an important part of the daily lives of European citizens in a wide range of areas, including transport, agriculture, weather forecasting and security, to name just a few. They have also an important role in the implementation of a range of European Union policies, [...]

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 13 - July 2012]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Jul 2012

The European Commission has made a number of initiatives and programmes available to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – widely recognised as being the backbone of the European economy – continue to thrive during this time of financial hardship. The 13th [...]

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New FP7 Space Research brochure "Eye on Space" (projects funded under 4th call)]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Jul 2012

“Eye on Space” is the 4th in an existing series of brochures featuring EU Space Research co-projects funded by the European Commission and managed by REA under the FP7 and mainly in the domains of GMES [...]

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[3 NEW VIDEOS on Space Debris, Space Weather and Space Data Exploitation ]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Jul 2012

"Let's embrace Space" VIDEOS 2012 Space Debris  For over 50 years, humans have been actively launching spacecraft and satellites into space, often without considering what happens to the remaining debris or how to remove inactive [...]

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a new industrial revolution in Europe ]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

The European Commission is developing ways for a radical reshape of European industry so as to boost sustainable growth. As part of that effort, it has launched a public consultation asking stakeholders for their input into a mid-term review of its industrial policy communication. This review will focus on developing [...]

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo is right on track ]]> Published : Thu, 01 Mar 2012

The launch of the first two Galileo IOV (In-Orbit Validation) satellites on 21 October 2011 was a red-letter day for the European Union's global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and the project continues to advance through important milestones. While the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is going to set up its headquarters [...]

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Space policy in action: three articles at the Parliament Magazine]]> Published : Wed, 21 Dec 2011

The Parliament Magazine (n. 340, 19 December 2011) featured three articles on space policy with contributions from EC Vice-President for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani as well as ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain.

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Output based funding for EU research grants]]> Published : Tue, 20 Dec 2011

The Seventh Framework programme for Research (FP7) has been criticized for having overly complex procedures for the financial administration.

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 12 - December 2011 ]]>

Published : Fri, 16 Dec 2011

Satellite navigation is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. It facilitates precise in-car navigation, effective transport management and accurate search and rescue, to name but a few examples. Following the successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites, [...]

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo takes off ]]> Published : Thu, 15 Dec 2011

The successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites on 21 October 2011 confirms Europe’s arrival on the global satellite navigation stage. This is about more than prestige, it's about growth and jobs which are key priorities in the current economic climate. Satellite navigation technologies play an ever-increasing role [...]

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Article in "International Innovation" highlights European Space Policy]]> Published : Thu, 08 Dec 2011

The latest issue of "International Innovation" (Dec. 2011), one of the leading journals aimed at the scientific, technology and research communities, features an interview with Mr. Augusto Gonzalez, Head of the Space Policy Unit at the of EC Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry.

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 11 - September 2011 ]]>

Published : Thu, 08 Sep 2011

A dynamic European standardisation system is essential in order to drive quality and innovation and to strengthen Europe’s role as a global economic player. E&I magazine’s main feature examines a package of proposals put forward by the European Commission in [...]

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Why we need Galileo]]>

Published : Mon, 30 May 2011

A lot of people would like to know why we are investing public money in the European satellite navigation programe Galileo, when we already have the Global Positioning System (GPS). One of the key reasons is precisely that Galileo is European.

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<![CDATA[Shaping a new EU space policy]]> Published : Thu, 19 May 2011

While some may consider space to be a luxury that Europe cannot afford during a time of austerity, nothing could be further from the truth. Improving the safety and daily lives of European citizens thanks to radio navigation, guiding tractors by satellite for high-yield crops, optimising responses to humanitarian crisis. [...]

Wed, 18 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Defence and security at the crossroads]]> Published : Tue, 19 Apr 2011

While an innovative and competitive European defence industry is key to meet the objectives of the Common Security and Defence Policy, this highly sensitive sector has often been constrained by market fragmentation. Two European Directives will now strengthen the foundations of an open and competitive European Defence Equipment Market and [...]

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Citizens' Summary - An EU space strategy that serves the public]]> Published : Mon, 04 Apr 2011

The Commission adopted the Communication "Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens", which sets out the main priorities for the EU,

Sun, 03 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 03 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European service conquers new aviation safety milestone]]> Published : Thu, 24 Mar 2011

The European Commission has officially launched the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service for aviation, providing a new means of increasing air transport efficiency and safety. The EGNOS system enables safe landing approaches in difficult weather and topographic conditions, without any ground infrastructure, rendering air navigation safer while reducing delays, diversions and flight [...]

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Safeguarding the free movement of goods]]> Published : Mon, 10 Jan 2011

The single market is a key driver of growth and jobs, but it needs timely and effective implementation of relevant legislation in order to function smoothly. As guardian of the EU Treaties, the European Commission monitors the application of EU law and investigates any infringements committed, so as to ensure [...]

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Space, a policy with concrete results]]> Published : Thu, 16 Dec 2010

European space policy is at a turning point, with the Lisbon Treaty providing a new legal basis for action in this domain. Following a high-level conference in October, E&I magazine takes a tour of European space initiatives, a source of inspiration and innovation, and a powerful means of stimulating growth [...]

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The space race]]> Published : Wed, 15 Dec 2010

The Parliament Magazine (n. 316, 25 October 2010) featured a special report on space policy as an introduction to 2nd Ministerial Conference to be held at the European Parliament's premises in Brussels. (p. 59-74)

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