2nd edition European Symposium by NEREUS Regions: Space data for tourism & agriculture on 28-29 September 2023, Matera/Basilicata

NEREUS organises jointly with the Basilicata region the second edition of the European Regional Symposium in Matera/Basilicata on the 28th-29th of September 2023!


The attendance at the European Symposium is open to the Nereus community and to other stakeholders after the approval of the registration request by the event’s organizers. The languages of the event are English and Italian with simultaneous interpretation.


What is it about?


The two-day event will focus on using space data for agriculture and tourism, featuring high-level speeches, panel discussions, and presentations on the uses of space data in both domains. Success stories from different regions will provide public authorities and other regional stakeholders a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into opportunities for using space data in agriculture and tourism and identify and promote sustainable space solutions.  Building around regional best practices and success stories, the event aims at providing regions with an opportunity to learn from each other while sharing knowledge and expertise about space assets that were a breakthrough in regions.


Visit of the Italian Space Agency and SPARKme


Following the conference, a visit to the Italian Space Agency– “Giuseppe Colombo” Center for Space Geodesy will be organised on the 29th of September at 14:30 (transport will be arranged, see registration). The main ASI operation center is located in Matera. Brochure Matera Space Center (link).

More info: https://www.asi.it/en/the-agency/the-space-centers/giuseppe-colombo-center-for-space-geodesy/


After the ASI visit, the bus will continue to SPARKme before going back to the Symposium venue downtown. https://www.sparkme.space/

Address: Via dell’Industria, Matera https://goo.gl/maps/rvxYE3h7fGZ9VwUH8


Who will attend?


The conference aims at stimulating the dialogue between the user and the service provider. Further, the symposium will bring together politicians, public sector representatives and a diverse range of professionals, academics, and researchers from the space sector to launch a dialogue on the broad range of use capabilities in agriculture and tourism.


Can I participate actively?


All NEREUS partners are invited to identify interested public authorities with responsibilities in the tourism &/or agriculture sector (e.g., head of regional tourism/agricultural agency, staff that works on the strategic and economic implications of these sectors, etc.) to join the session

You may submit half page presenting your best practice and send it to rayazi.nereus@euroinbox.com and mchrysaki.nereus@euroinbox.com by the latest Friday, 30th of June 2023. If wished the NEREUS secretariat will organize short remote sessions in June/July 2023 (max. 1h) to launch the dialogue between public authorities and service providers. This will be an opportunity for both groups to test the approach before the actual event in Basilicata. Interested participants are kindly asked to contact the secretariat by the latest Friday, 30th of June 2023. 

Download the call of best practices here (call).


REGISTRATION (deadline 17th of September): registrations are closed.


UPDATED PROGRAM: click here (link)


GUIDE: click here (link)


PRESENTATION by Lucio Bernardini from the Basilicata region (link)


Practical info about your stay


The 2-days symposium will take place in Matera, the former capital of culture 2019, situated in the Basilicata region of Italy, is known for its rich history and cultural heritage!


How to arrive in Basilicata: https://www.basilicataturistica.it/en/how-to-reach-basilicata/


Regional Symposium Venue:  Museo Nazionale di Matera– Sede Domenico Ridola

Address:  Via Domenico Ridola, 24 Matera, google link 



Shuttle, bus from/to Bari airport (to/from Matera):

Shuttle Matera bus rental service with driver 2 Bari airport

NCC Bari – Noleggio auto con conducente | Shuttle Vip Puglia (nccmanicone.it)

Taxi Matera, Trasferimenti Bari Matera – Autonoleggio Castellano

NCC Matera MeetUp – Servizio di Noleggio Con Conducente (meetupnccmatera.it)

Contact – NCC Gufo Transfert (gufotransfertncc.it)

Matera to Bari Airport (BRI) – 3 ways to travel via bus, taxi, and car (rome2rio.com)

Bari Matera bus – Book tickets from $4 (€3) – Omio

Collegamenti Aeroporto Bari Matera : navetta, bus, taxi | Matera online


Where to stay (click on the link to see the list of suggested hotels and select “Posizione” “centro storico” and “Matera centro” if you want to be close to the symposium venue): (link)


Social dinner: The selected guests will receive the social dinner invitation where they will collect the badge at the registration desk at the entrance of the conference.

New venue social dinner 28th September 2023 at 20:30:


Palazzo Ducale Malvini Malvezzi

Address: Piazza Duomo, 14, 75100 Matera




See you there!


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