18 June 2024, 11.00-12.30 (Brussels time): Education/training in the Space sector XII: Financing Research in Europe- registration is open!

NEREUS organises on the 18 June 2024, 11.00-12.30, the  12th infosession on education/training in the space sector focused on the crucial role of financial support through a wide range of fundings schemes can advance research and education, and nurture the next generation of space scientists/entrepreneurs. This 12th information session aims to explore and discuss part of the current state of play of funding to support scientists and entrepreneurs in the space sector at a European and global level. The panel of speakers will share with us individual experiences and knowledge from their career so far. 



The education/training webinars have the objective to bring together the university community and partners of the network interested in education/training, capacity-building, and skills development, create new opportunities for partnerships and setting the frame for new ways of cooperation within and outside NEREUS.


  • Download the agenda here (link)
  • Registration 18th June 2023 11.00-12.30 (Brussels time) (link)



Target group: Universities/research centres that are NEREUS-Associate members, universities based in NEREUS-member regions, other Universities interested in education/training, cooperation partners, NEREUS-regions that hosted the EO4GEO workshops in the past, and all NEREUS-members interested in the education/training regarding the use of space technologies;


Theofanis Matsopoulos

Theofanis Matsopoulos specializes in Planetarium Film Production, FullDome Cinematography, Documentary Production, Visual Science Communication, 3D animation and Astrophotography.
He collaborates with world-famous scientific organizations as European Southern Observatory (ESO), European Space Agency (ESA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) / AURA – Noirlab. He has created and directed more than 20 documentaries for planetariums and cinemas which are presented all over the world and have been translated into more than 25 languages.
Finally, he has been awarded with 13 international film awards and he has participated in more than 40 international documentary and photography festivals.




The role of the education/training sector is crucial for the development of the regional economy and growth. New skills and interdisciplinary knowledge are needed given the numerous challenges such as unemployment, digitalisation, and green transition. The growing role of the space sector can provide solutions to a wide range of regional domains including agriculture, maritime activities, urban planning, air quality, climate adaptation, and sustainable development.

This info session will introduce key education players in the area of space and explore potential partnerships within but also outside the Network. In addition, it will present new education/training trends on the uptake and integration of space/geospatial data and services.

Education/training is also considered a key topic for regional strategies and future needs in space products, as experts are needed for the public and private sector at local and regional level. NEREUS is a European network of regions, currently composed of 24 Member regions and 33 Associate members (including universities) and its role is also to update members and participate in the development of an appropriate educational framework that will support regional growth and development.


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