DTA joins the NEREUS network as an Associated Member
Last May 5th the General Assembly of NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) has approved the membership of the DTA as an associated partner of the Network. NEREUS represents the interests of European regions that use space technologies whilst simultaneously highlighting the regional dimension of European space policy and programmes. It is the key mission of NEREUS, as a unique thematic network for matters of regional Space Uses, to explore the benefits of space technologies for European Regions and their citizens as well as to promote the use of space and its applications.
Apulia region had the presidency of NEREUS for more than 3 years, and with the technical support of the DTA, we had the opportunity to co-organise European conferences and workshops. Apulia Region is a full member of the NEREUS-network and cooperates with the DTA very closely for the coordination and development of scientific-technological content, playing a prominent role in many regional, national and European projects.
“We are proud to be part of NEREUS network”, comments Giuseppe Acierno, President of the DTA, “as it offers dynamic European platform that will allow us to reinforce the political dialogue with key players in space for a stronger involvement of regional private actors, research centres, SMEs and industrial clusters; and to foster inter-cluster cooperation among regions with “aerospace” in their 3S strategies and developing joint strategic activities with other European Clusters”.
By becoming an associated member of NEREUS, there will be more opportunities to reinforce the DTA actions at two different levels:
- from the upstream sector, in promoting space applications for the benefits of citizens and modernization of public administration
- from the downstream, to facilitate interregional and inter-cluster cooperation interregionally at a European scale
“We warmly welcome the DTA as an Associate Partnere comments Roya Ayazi, Secretary General of NEREUS, it will bring new dynamics to our platform. Stimulating interregional partnerships and co-operations at a European scale to gain better insights into the benefits of space are core to the network. Foremost in the current situation that is difficult in all regions and considering the new space program 2021-2021 and the EU-recovery package, NEREUS-partners invite the DTA to join forces to create space-based opportunities for regional stakeholder and build more knowledge on the potentials of space. We need to show that space is a strong driver for the road to recovery and better resilience »
At DTA we really look forward to continue our collaboration with NEREUS and consolidate strategic capabilities in order to enhance research, technology and industrial leadership of space industry at European level.
More information about NEREUS: https://www.nereus-regions.eu/