On January 23, 2024, NEREUS had the opportunity to present its activities at the REGI Committee of the European Parliament facilitated by MEP Younous Omarjee.
NEREUS President Thierry Cotelle represented the Network and expressed gratitude for the invitation. Further, he showcased valuable use cases from the Copernicus4regions publication. MEP Younous extended invitations to non-European regions to join the Network, emphasizing inclusivity and collaboration.
During the session, a Commission’s representative highlighted the significance of Copernicus in leveraging space technologies for regional growth. The discussion underscored the alignment of Copernicus with citizens’ needs, emphasizing its role in addressing societal challenges.
Overall, the meeting served as a valuable opportunity to foster dialogue and cooperation between NEREUS, the European Parliament, and stakeholders, further advancing the use of space technologies for regional development in Europe.