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1 NEREUS General Assembly December NEREUS Strategy Consultation Management Board announced Strategy Review; Granada General Assembly; April Strategy Task Group appointed by MB. Membership Alan Wells, East Midlands, Christian Bruns, Bremen, Helene Baron, Midi Pyrenees, Martina Hilger, Bremen, Nelida Ancora, Molise, Roya Ayazi, NEREUS SG, Sonia Nicolau, Azores.

2 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report 1.Task group developed a Strategy Questionnaire. This was sent to Member Regions, Management Board Members and WG members. Responses by June Responses were received in June. 6 regions and 2 associates responded. 5. Task group compiled a commentary paper based on these responses and our own discussions. 6. The Task Group produced 5 recommendations of strategic priorities. Presented to Management Board on September Final version of the recommendations were approved by the Board for presentation to the General Assembly.

3 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Topics NEREUS as the Advocate for the Regions. Regional Policy Communication Education and Training Membership Governance

4 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Mission Statement NEREUS: The Voice of European Regions for the Application of Space Technology. Strategy Message. NEREUS should serve as an advocate for the regions in matters of space policy NEREUS should become a key source of information on space matters in Europe for its members. To achieve these objectives, NEREUS needs to maintain and develop its political role. Growth in membership is essential A strong communication, education and training strategy is required.

5 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Advocacy. NEREUS is closer to “End users” in the regions than national bodies and is better placed to identify opportunities and markets for regional applications of space technology. NEREUS can therefore help to identify priority themes for regional exploitation within European programmes. NEREUS therefore needs to build strong links with relevant European Institutions, through various channels, e.g. contacts, dialogue, participation in expert committees, developing position papers. NEREUS should actively support regional priorities in future EU programs including: the up-coming operation phase of GMES post 2014; the GNSS program incorporating EGNOS and Galileo; regional programs in the budget cycle. FP8-research policy.

6 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Recommendation 1. Advocacy NEREUS should seek formal representation on appropriate Advisory Boards NEREUS should provide support for its members to participate in Commission expert groups. NEREUS should position itself as the main source of expertise on space for the Committee of the Regions.

7 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Regional Policy NEREUS needs to engage more directly with the regions at the level of regional development planning. It is necessary to understand the economic and development strategies of the regions and identify the role for space technologies in the delivery of these regional strategies. NEREUS needs to communicate the priorities of its member regions in space applications to the relevant European Institutions. NEREUS should also take a lead in facilitating strong partnerships between member regions that can bid successfully into future European Commission programmes and projects..

8 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Recommendation 2. Regional Policy NEREUS should commission a survey of regional development plans of its member regions and identify areas where space technologies and innovation could contribute or add value to on- going regional developments. The working groups could initiate this process by consultation, but a commissioned survey is probably needed to achieve a comprehensive review of all NEREUS member regions and a representative sample of non-NEREUS regions. NEREUS should also support collaborative actions between regions to establish joint projects between member regions.

9 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Communication, Education and Training NEREUS needs to become the key source of information on space policy and activities in Europe for its member regions. NEREUS should provide structures for spreading the uptake and understanding of space technologies in the regions. NEREUS should promote “Regional Applications of Space Technology” by supporting workshops and events in the regions where-ever possible. Communication, Education and Training (CET) are pivotal. A communications strategy should be developed for engaging stakeholders, decision-makers and potential end-users in the territories. Support with education and training tools and the NEREUS website Is important.

10 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Recommendation 3. Communication, Education and Training The Management Board should set up a Task Group to develop the communication strategy. The Task Group should consult with the CET, GNSS and EO/GMES working groups and report directly to the Management Board..

11 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Membership A long-term objective of NEREUS is to be THE voice for ALL European regions on space matters. Growth of network membership is a key part of the endeavour to change the awareness of space across the European regional landscape. NEREUS is open for all European regions with interests in applications for space technologies. Growth in membership will increase political impact and increase the resources available to NEREUS to carry out the mandate defined in its statutes and charter.

12 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Recommendation 4. Membership The communications strategy needs to incorporate a promotional campaign for recruitment of new regional members. Member regions should promote NEREUS membership to other regions with whom they have existing partnering agreements. Establishment of a Membership Working Group could be considered.

13 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Governance The present charter and statutes are generally fit for purpose. Terms of office for Management Board members are for a fixed period of two years, as defined by Article 15 of the Statutes. Election or re-election of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Board Members should be arranged, without exception, in accordance with the rules laid out in the Statutes. The growing workload within NEREUS may justify creating positions for one or more additional Vice-Presidents. Vice Presidents could assist the President in the representation of NEREUS across a wider range of activities within Europe. Vice Presidents could be asked to take on specific commitments to ensure that NEREUS executes its responsibilities to its members.

14 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Recommendation. 5. Governance Dates and procedures for election of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Board Members should be published and should not be subject to variation once agreed by the Board. Changes to the Statutes, including approval by the General Assembly, will be needed to create a position of any additional Vice Presidents.

15 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report Strategy Implementation. The General Assembly is invited to discuss and approve the strategic plan If so mandated, the Management Board will undertake to deliver theis strategic plan for its members.

16 General Assembly December 2010 Strategy Report On behalf of the NEREUS Management Board, may I present the Strategic Plan for approval by the NEREUS General Assembly? Thank you.


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