Space 4 Critical Infrastructure: Introduction into the proposed EU-Directive on the resilience of critical entities


Online Event

About this session

The focus is on setting up an all-hazards EU-framework that supports Member States in their national efforts to ensure that critical entities are able to prevent, resist, absorb and recover from disruptive incidents, no matter if they are caused by natural hazards, accidents, terrorism, insider threats, or public health emergencies. The novelty of the proposal is that it extends the scope of its predecessor to ten sectors, namely energy, transport, banking, financial market, health, drinking water, waste water, digital infrastructure, public administration and space.

The first webinar of this series has the objective to provide an overview on the state of play of the legislative procedure related to the proposed directive (COM (2020) 829 final/2020/0365/COD). The idea is to bring different institutional players to the stage to introduce the legislative proposal and reactions by co-legislators, highlighting the novelties of the proposal and exploring potential controversies and open questions. The webinar will also provide a strategic perspective on current space technology developments and uses to also sensitise the institutional players on the space dimension.

As proposing institution, the European Commission will be invited to give some background to the rationale of the proposal. As co-legislator and direct representative of European citizens, the European Parliament will be asked to share its views with the participants.