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European Ombudsman Award for Excellence in communications goes to the European Space Expo

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, celebrated the range and quality of the nominations for the Award for Good Administration in a ceremony in Brussels on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Launched in October, the Award attracted 90 nominated projects from the main EU institutions as well as many agencies and other bodies. Prizes were awarded in 7 categories.

About the European Space Expo

More than one million people visited the European Space Expo during its tour of 32 major European cities. The Expo presented key information on the European space programmes – from satellite navigation (Galileo and EGNOS) to Earth observation (Copernicus) – in an engaging and entertaining way. Highlights included an interactive hologram of the earth’s atmosphere and a model of the ‘Galileo’ satellite.

The aim of the Expo was to show citizens how European space policy and space-based technologies benefit our everyday lives on earth and also of course, their importance for the European economy and job creation.

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