Copernicus Workshop

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One of the current priorities of the European Commission is to maximise the adoption of Copernicus data and information in Europe, increase the programme's socio-economic benefits to the European Union and further support the competitiveness European Earth Observation industry. To achieve these objectives, it is essential to continue and optimise the Copernicus User Uptake activities.

This workshop will explore synergies between Copernicus User Uptake initiative at the European and national levels, focusing on instruments such as skills programmes, business-oriented initiatives and uptake by public users. It will also provide an opportunity for stakeholders from the Member States and the European Commission for an open discussion on the future evolution of Copernicus User Uptake activities. 

This event is on invitation, and is open and free to registered participants. 

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Date:               Wednesday 19/06/2019

Language:      English

Cost:               Free of charge


Venue:          Breydel Auditorium, DG GROW

Address:      Avenue d'Auderghem 45

City:             1000 Brussels





09:30 - 10:00
Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 - 10:30
SESSION 1: Welcome and introduction - the Copernicus User Uptake Framework
  • Welcome remarks
  • User Uptake strategy & activities + KPI results – European Commission
  • Main objectives workshop
10:30 - 11:10
SESSION 2: Part I: User Uptake through Skills Programmes
  • Copernicus Skills Programme, EO4GEO, Copernicus Academies, Relays and MOOCs – EU Level
11:10 - 11:25
Coffee break
11:25 - 12:10
SESSION 2: Part II: User Uptake through Skills Programmes
  • Best practices from Copernicus Participating Countries’ Skills Programme


12:10 - 13:25
SESSION 3: User Uptake through Business-Oriented Initiatives
  • Copernicus Start-Up Programme – EU Level
  • Best practices from Copernicus Participating Countries’ Business-Oriented Programmes


13:25 - 14:25
Lunch break
14:25 - 15:40
SESSION 4: User Uptake Initiatives for Public Users
  • Public User Uptake Initiatives (Caroline Herschel FPA, User Uptake within the European Commission)
  • Best practices from Copernicus Participating Countries’ Public User Uptake Initiatives


15:40 - 15:55
Coffee break
15:55 - 17:15
SESSION 5: The Way Forward

Discussion on future evolution user uptake activities

  • Introduction to KPI results of EU-level Copernicus User Uptake activities
  • Panel of Copernicus Participating Countries  
  • Future synergies for User Uptake of the EU Space Programme
  • Interactive discussion with European Commission, panelists and audience


17:15 - 17:30
Wrap up and conclusions


Workshop venue

European Commission - DG GROW
Address: Avenue d'Auderghem 45, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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The workshop venue is walking distance (5 minutes) from Schuman metro station. There is a train connection between Schuman and BRU Airport and the journey takes about 35 minutes.
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Contact Information

Copernicus Support Office

Email: support [at] (please indicate "Copernicus User Uptake Workshop" in the subject line)