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1 Status of European GNSS – contribution to services of public interest Etelka BARSI-PATAKY MEP, EPP-ED Group

2 European Space Policy 1. Europe's political ambitions in field of space: creating a strong sense of European identity Political debate on Europe's vision in exploration of space Council resolution 26 September 2008 Parliament resolution adopted in November 2008 Creating a financial blueprint for EU space policy

3 European Space Policy 2. strengthening Europe as a world-class space leader Strategic approach to space: Europe should be able to face global competition contributing to Europe's societal, cultural, economic and scientific influence developing Europe's industrial and scientific potential assuring political and technological autonomy

4 EP Resolution – How to bring space down to earth European space policy: how to bring space down to earth – adopted by Parliament 20 November 2008 Open and equitable access to the benefits of ESP for all Member States One voice for Europe in terms of ESP Creating synergies between civilian and security developments in the field of space Availability of satellite-based systems is crucial for the EU

5 EP Resolution – How to bring space down to earth Welcomes the Galileo Inter-institutional Panel – a possible model in the development of the European Space Policy. Importance of developing a space-related industrial policy Commission and Member States should promote investments in space-related science and technology

6 New challenges and priorities Space and climate change global concern - adapting of policies Contribution of space to Lisbon Strategy space as high tech R&D domain contribution to reach the Lisbon goals: fulfilling economic, educational, social and environmental ambitions of the EU European knowledge-based society Council Resolution 18 December 2006: FP7 - new thematic chapter Space as part of the Cooperation Specific Programme

7 Galileo: A strategic project The first flagship space project of the EU Parliament position during Galileo debates: STRATEGIC PROJECT AND POLITICAL PRIORITY Decision of the EU institutions: new start for the programme Deployment phase: full public funding Operational phase: possible private funding

8 Public governance of the programmes 1. European Parliament and Council: political oversight European Commission: European GNSS Programme Manager, overall management responsibility, assisted by a "Committee on the European GNSS Programme" GSA: accomplishment of specific tasks, assistance to the EC, Accreditation Authority, certification and market preparation ESA: design agent, prime contractor, procurement agent for the FOC

9 Public governance of the programmes 2. Galileo Interinstitutional Panel ("GIP"): The complexity of the programmes, the Community ownership, and Community financing needs a close cooperation between European Parliament, Council and Commission. The GIP may serve as a model in the development of a European Space Policy

10 Ownership and budget Community should be owner of all tangible and intangible assets created under the programmes. Amount allocated is EUR 3 405 million for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 This includes EUR 400 million from the 7th Research Framework Programme Member States, third countires or national organisations may provide additional funding.

11 Timing - Galileo DEPLOYMENT PHASE: from 2008 to 2013. It shall include preparations for the exploitation phase. Launch of first four operational satellites and establishment of ground control infrastructure in 2010 iov) Full operational capability targeted for 2013 EXPLOITATION PHASE: set to begin at the latest upon conclusion of the deployment phase.

12 Worldwide services of Galileo Open service (OS) Safety of life service – availability and accuracy (SoL) Commercial services (CS) Public Regulated Services (PRS) Search and rescue support service (SAR)

13 Worldwide services of EGNOS Open service Assisting applications for professioanl and commercial use Safety of life service

14 Key issues ahead - Galileo 1. GIOVE-B experimental satellite launched on 27th April 2008 EP vote on the Regulation on 23rd April 2008 Call for tenders (ESA) (1. July 2008) Delegation Agreement (EC+ESA) Srategic framework (PRAC) Work programme (comitology; management procedure)

15 Key issues ahead - Galileo 2. Completion of the in-orbit validation and launch of first four operational GALILEO satellites in 2010 Accompanying regulatory and policy measures Public Regulated Service access handling of programme exploitation phase Promote applications and a relevant Action Plan + European Radio Navigation Plan

16 Key Issue - EGNOS EGNOS infrastructure: szövegek progressive phasing into operation transfer of EGNOS assets from ESA to European Community in early 2009

17 A competitive European space industry 1. GALILEO and GMES initiatives will create significant opportunities for user-driven applications and services and contribute to the emergence of new European downstream markets.

18 A competitive European space industry 2. Developing an industrial policy taking into account the specificities of the space sector Galileo Regulation No 683/2008 Art 17. on Procurement principles - advantages also for SME sector: "c) at least 40 % of the aggregate value of the activities shall be subcontracted by competitive tendering at various levels to companies other than those belonging to groups of entities that are prime contractors"

19 Europe: cornerstone of satellite navigation Galileo Galilei (1564-1642 ), the father of astronomy, of physics, of science, in discovering the four largest satellites of Jupiter in 1610, held a dream about his discoveries. With Europe in the driving seat, Galileo has the potential to become a cornerstone of the global radio navigation positioning system of the future. Europe is opening new doors for high-technology industry development, job creation and economic growth.

20 Thank you for your attention! Etelka BARSI-PATAKY MEP, EPP-ED Group

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