- Published : 23.11.2021.
Minister Fuchs attended the Intermediate Ministerial Meeting 2021 of Ministers responsible for space activities within European Space Agency (ESA)
Ministers in charge of space activities in ESA’s Member and Cooperating States unanimously adopted the Resolution to accelerate the use of space
in Europe (the “Matosinhos manifesto”) at an Intermediate Ministerial Meeting held on 19th of November 2021, in Matosinhos, Portugal.
Ministers discussed the importance of the Resolution in addressing the urgent and unprecedented societal, economic and security challenges facing Europe and its citizens.
The Resolution defined three “accelerators” to bring Europe’s space ambitions to the next level, mandating the ESA Director General to develop their governance and funding concepts, in co-creation and cooperation with the Member States. The Resolution also supports the vision of the ESA Director General’s “Agenda 2025” to build on Europe’s excellence in space and to realise its full potential, for the benefit of European citizens.