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Space as a strategic policy area for Europe and the European Union

  • Jüurgen Turek
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)

Abstract

Space is challenging Europe as well as the rest of the world more than ever before. In the 21st century, in contrast to old industries, this area will determine the future of mankind. Space is becoming increasingly important for the solution of key problems such as security, counter terrorism, climate change, new energy and materials beyond steel and petrol, and orientation and steering through modern navigation. As a strategic area, in combination with other strategic policy areas such as energy policy, security, economic competitiveness and overall social welfare in the European Union as well as in the rest of the world, it determines and defines the future of industrialised knowledge societies. This fact underlines the strategic quality of space and space policy for Europe. In other words: it is becoming vital for the future, particularly for Europe.

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European Space Agency Space Policy Lisbon Treaty Framework Agreement Lisbon Strategy 
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