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1st July 2014, the new ad interim President of NEREUS is Nichi Vendola, President of Puglia Region (Italy)

NEREUS, Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies, is an initiative by regions with the common objective to spread the use and understanding of space technologies across Europe for the benefits of regions and their citizens. NEREUS not only serves as an advocate for the regions in matters of space uses (regional end-user) but aims at playing an active role in the construction and development of markets for space based services and applications. In this respect the network promotes a cross- sectorial approach and calls for facilitating optimal exploitation of Europe’s space systems for societal challenges and innovation performance in the Union. As a strong voice for the regional dimension of European Space Policy, NEREUS wants to increase and enhance the participation of citizens and companies (especially SMEs) in the European Space Policy and Programmes.

Beginning from the 1st July 2014, Nichi Vendola is the new ad interim President of NEREUS, succeeding to Mr. Alain Beneteau (Midi-Pyrénées, FR) who continues to be involved in the political representation of the network as Vice President together with Mr. Christian Bruns (Bremen, DE) and Mr. Mark Lester (East Midlands, UK). Nichi Vendola is the President of Puglia Region (Italy) since 2005 and member of ENVE and CIVEX committees of the Committee of Regions.

Upcoming activities:
7/10/2014 at 2.30 pm: OPEN DAYS 2014 Workshop
“SPACE4REGIONS”: Satellite solutions as a driver for innovation and growth
Venue : Nereus premises- Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Bruxelles
Contacts: Phone +32.2.2305775 email

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