The European Commission invites you to attend two international high-level space research events that will be taking place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Rome, Italy. Do not miss these excellent opportunities to discover the results of the FP7 projects (The 3rd International Space Research Conference on 15-16 September 2014) and to learn more about the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (The Horizon 2020 Space Info Day on 17 September 2014).

We look forward to seeing you in September in Rome !

Both events will take place at the Holiday Inn Rome - Eur Parco Dei Medici and are free of charge.

You can register by clicking on “registration form” button on the top of this page

The 3rd International Space Research Conference

This conference is the third edition of the event. The 1st 'Let's Embrace Space' Conference took place in 2011 in Budapest, Hungary and covered the first two FP7 space calls. The 2nd FP7 Space Research Conference was held in 2012 in Larnaca, Cyprus and presented the results of the projects funded under the 3rd FP7 Space call.

The 3rd International Space Research Conference will present the current status and results of the 4th and 5th FP7 Space calls and future options for European research in the space field will be discussed. In doing so, the conference will aim at demonstrating the evolution and use of space technologies for sustainable economic, social, cultural and environmental development in European and global contexts.

Provisional Programme

Horizon 2020 Space Info Day

Horizon 2020 is the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the years 2014-2020 that aims at stimulating growth and creating jobs in Europe. It has a budget of just over €70 billion for that period and has been launched on 1 January 2014. A budget of € 1.42 billion has been earmarked over this 7 year-period to support space activities.

Horizon 2020 Space themes in the 2014-2015 work programmes include: Applications in Satellite Navigation – Galileo; Earth Observation - Copernicus; Protection of European Assets in and from Space (Space Weather, Space Debris and Near Earth Objects); Competitiveness of the European Space Sector (Space Technology, Space Exploration and Science, International Cooperation, Outreach and Communication); SME Instruments and Fast Track to Innovation.

Provisional Programme

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