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About the programme

EU space policy aims to tackle some of the most pressing challenges today, such as fighting climate change, helping to stimulate technological innovation, and providing socio-economic benefits to citizens.

Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the lives of Europeans. We rely on them when using mobile phones and car navigation systems, watching satellite TV, and withdrawing money. Satellites also provide immediate information when disasters, such as earthquakes, forest fires or floods strike, enabling better coordination between emergency and rescue teams.


  • Increase efficiency in agriculture and fisheries: satellite-enabled applications improve the mapping of cropland in need of irrigation, harvest forecasts, and fisheries control
  • Help regions access knowledge and information: satellites support communication when Earth-based solutions are limited
  • Improve crisis response: satellite services help shorten response times in emergencies;
  • Protect the environment and help tackle climate change
  • Increase security: satellite positioning, satellite communications and Earth observation;
  • Improve citizens’ health through remote medical support
  • Optimise transport: fleet management, vessel traceability, collision prevention, speed control, assistance for ship manoeuvres

Programme website

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Open and upcoming calls for proposal under the European Space Programme.

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Programme features

Programme duration


Lead Directorate-General
Predecessor programmes

Egnos & Galileo, Copernicus

Management mode

Direct and indirect management

MFF heading

Single Market, Innovation and Digital



Climate contribution

No target set in the legal basis ()

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 14.88 billion () (current prices)