The European Commission, with the strong collaboration and support of the GSA, launched the European Space Expo in 2012. This popular, interactive and free exhibition was organised to illustrate the many services and applications that come from the European flagship space programmes in the domains of satellite navigation (Galileo and EGNOS) and Earth observation (Copernicus).
The Expo showed how space and its limitless applications provide a wide range of benefits in many aspects of life to Europe’s citizens and highlighted the critical role of the European Union in space and space-based technologies. These applications and services are creating global market opportunities and are helping to support job creation and economic growth.
The highly successful road show of the European Space Expo, which visited cities from London to Larnaca and Rome to Riga, educated, enlightened and entertained visitors of all ages and from all walks of life who came to the Expo to see, touch and experience the rainbow of innovative space-powered applications and services that EU investment in space offers today and will provide in the near future.