Brussels, 17 November 2005
16 November 2005
NOTE from: Council Secretariat to: Coreper/Council No. Cion prop.: 14443/05 RECH 212 ENV 529 COSDP 803 TRANS 233 + ADD 1
Subject: Competitiveness Council: Space policy - Preparation of the 3rd Space Council
Delegations will find annexed:
a) draft orientations on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), following the meeting of the High Level Space Policy Group on 14 November. It is intended that these orientations should be adopted by the Council on 28th November 2005.
b) a Presidency discussion paper on "First Reflections on International Relations". This will serve as a background document for the exchange of views under point three of the "Space Council" agenda.
Draft orientations: Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
The objective of GMES is to provide, on a sustained basis, reliable and timely information related to environmental and security issues in support of public policy makers' needs.
The third joint and concomitant meeting of the Council of the European Union and of the Council of the European Space Agency at ministerial level ("Space Council") notes the Communication of the Commission, drafted after consultation within the Joint Secretariat and with other stakeholders.
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