On March 12, a regular meeting of the Working Group on Co-operation in Space was held in Brussels in the framework of the EU-Ukraine High-level Dialogue on horizontal issues and individual sectors of industry.
Representatives of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, State Enterpise “Yuzhnoye Design Office”, Governmental Office for the Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic integration had a fruitful discussion with representatives of the European Commission DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).
The parties discussed co-operation on the Copernicus, Galileo, Egnos programs and Ukraine's participation in the space segment of Horizon2020 program.
The EC party noted the high results of Ukraine in integrating into the mentioned programs.
During the meeting, it was agreed to start negotiations on expanding the operation of Egnos system on the entire territory of Ukraine.
The establishment of the Coordination group on the Copernicus program and Sentinel satellites data Center in Ukraine, was discussed.
An important aspect of cooperation remains the development of the participation of Ukrainian institutions in the scientific and industrial space projects of the Horizon2020 program.