On 1-2 February, ESA's establishment ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, will host the Conference "Europe enlarges its Space". The Conference is being convened
by the Italian Parliamentary Space Group as a follow-up to the Second European Interparliamentary Space Conference, which was held in Italy in
October 2000. The organisation of the event is being supported by ESA and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) with additional contributions from the Italian
civil aviation authority ENAV and the Italian space industry.

Parliamentary Space Groups from Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and Spain are expected to attend, along with representatives of Space Agencies, the
European Parliament and Commission, European space industry, and high level representatives of the Italian Government. The Conference is organised in
round table discussions and will cover issues relating to European space research activities, the European space programmes, particularly Galileo and
GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), and commercial legislation relating to the export of European space products.

An exhibit of the European Space Industry has been organised in conjunction with the Conference.

You are invited to attend the press conference being organised jointly with the Italian Parliamentary Space Group and ASI on 1 February at 12:30 at
ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, Frascati.

Points of contact

ESA Media Relations


8-10, rue Mario Nikis

F-75738 Paris Cedex 15


Tel.: + 33 1 53697155

Fax: + 33 1 53697690

Simonetta Cheli

Head of the Public and Institutional Relations Office


Via Galileo Galilei

00044 Frascati

Tel.: + 39 06 94180350

Fax: + 39 06 94180302

E-mail: Simonetta.Cheli@esa.int

Francesco Rea

Media Relations

Agenzia Spaziale Italiana

Viale Liegi, 26


Tel.: + 39 06 8567235

                                               "Europe enlarges its Space"

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                                         Location: ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, Room A

                                                 1st-2nd February -12h30

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