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Policies

  • Industry competitiveness and innovation

    The EU promotes competitiveness, innovation, key enabling technologies and corporate social responsibility, whilst protecting industrial property rights.

  • Entrepreneurship and small business

    The EU wants to create a business friendly environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • Space technology

    The EU wants to use space-related technology to tackle some of today's most pressing challenges. The main programmes are Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus.

  • Circular economy

    A new circular economy strategy will transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy, addressing a range of economic sectors.

  • Security industry

    The European Commission contributes funding and works on harmonising certification procedures for security technologies.

  • European market for space data

    The Copernicus programme provides data on Earth's environment, and emergency and crisis situations, which is then transformed into added-value information.