The European Space Agency is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to support the competiveness of European industry and deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. For this purpose, ESA has been measuring the impact of its activities and programmes since the nineties, gathering best practices from the experience of its Member States. It has favoured the adoption of robust and standardised methodologies to obtain consistent measures of the impact of its programmes.
As part of ESA’s Directorate for Industrial Policy, Procurement and Legal affairs, the Space Economy team seeks to:
- Promote the exchange of best practices on space economy and harmonisation of approaches among its stakeholders;
- Measure the space economy;
- Assess the impact of public investments in space activities, and in particular of ESA’s programmes, on the European economy and society;
- Support the further integration of space into the economy and society.