Earth & Space Week (12-20 February 2005) is a major European Commission and European Space Agency (ESA) initiative, comprising nine days of cultural, recreational and educational activities and a major public exposition, all showcasing Earth Observation (EO) and space. Policy-related events will include the final meeting of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the Third EO Summit and a major ministerial-level conference on international co-operation in space.
Focus on education
Educational activities will form a major part of Earth & Space Week. The ‘Flag for Planet Earth’ contest is aimed at encouraging school children to think about how space activities help to improve life on Earth. Entries should clearly convey the messages of Earth & Space Week.
How to participate
Children and students from all EU and ESA Member States are eligible to take part, in one of three age categories:
- 5-9 years
- 10-14 years
- 15-19 years
One winner and two runners-up will be selected in each category. Entries will be evaluated by judging panels including teachers, members of the European Commission, ESA space experts and European Astronauts. Winners and runners-up will be invited to Brussels for a special awards ceremony, attended by top European political leaders, scientists, astronauts and media representatives.