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Green Paper on European Space Policy, Report on the Consultation Process, Prepared by the EC/ESA Joint Task Force Secretariat

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In its Resolution titled �Europe and Space� of 17 January 2002, the European Parliament requested the European Commission to produce a White Paper on space �... setting out the main objectives of the policy to be implemented in the medium and long term�. In consequence, and as a step towards the White Paper, the European Commission, in cooperation with ESA, elaborated a Green Paper on Space Policy2, which was adopted by the Commission on 21 January 2003. The objective of this document was to stimulate a European-wide debate on the issue, and launch a process meant to gather inputs from all relevant players in Europe.
The consultation process that has followed the publication of the Green Paper has been organised by the EC/ESA Joint Task Force. The present document is therefore a joint EC/ESA report on the consultations, presented to the Joint Task Force. This report will pave the way for the White Paper (including an action plan), to be elaborated by the European Commission in cooperation with ESA. Encouragement for this was provided by the EU Council on 13 May and the ESA Ministerial Council on 27 May 2003.
The purpose of the present document is to provide a summary report on the Green Paper consultation process, focusing on the carefully targeted Workshops that have taken place from March through June 2003.

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Authors: No author stated, ESA Joint Task Force Secretariat
Bibliographic Reference: ESA Publications Division, no BR-208, 27 pp, EUR: 10
Availability: ESA Publications Division ESTEC, PO Box 299, Noordwijk(NL) Tel.: +31 (0)71-565-3405 Fax: +31 (0)71-565-5433 Email (all general enquiries): URL:
Record Number: 200518023 / Last updated on: 2005-03-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en