Second Edition of the European Symposium 2023

By NEREUS & Basilicata region





– Organiser: NEREUS & Basilicata region
– Condition to participate: Registration
– Language: English and Italian
– Virtual or in-person: In-person

Jointly with the Basilicata region, NEREUS organises the second edition of the European Regional Symposium in Matera/Basilicata on the 28th-29th of September 2023!

Attendance at the European Symposium is open to the Nereus community and other stakeholders after the approval of the registration request by the event’s organizers. The languages of the event are English and Italian with simultaneous interpretation.

What is it about

The two-day event will focus on using space data for agriculture and tourism, featuring high-level speeches, panel discussions, and presentations on the uses of space data in both domains. Success stories from different regions will provide public authorities and other regional stakeholders a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into opportunities for using space data in agriculture and tourism and identify and promote sustainable space solutions. Building around regional best practices and success stories, the event aims at providing regions with an opportunity to learn from each other while sharing knowledge and expertise about space assets that were a breakthrough in regions.

Visit to the Italian Space Agency

Following the conference, a visit to the Italian Space Agency– “Giuseppe Colombo” Center for Space Geodesy will be organised on the 29th of September at 14:30 (transport will be arranged, see registration). The main ASI operation center is located in Matera.

Who will attend?

The conference aims at stimulating the dialogue between the user and the service provider. Further, the symposium will bring together politicians, public sector representatives and a diverse range of professionals, academics, and researchers from the space sector to launch a dialogue on the broad range of use capabilities in agriculture and tourism.

Can I participate actively?

All NEREUS partners are invited to identify interested public authorities with responsibilities in the tourism &/or agriculture sector (e.g., head of regional tourism/agricultural agency, staff that works on the strategic and economic implications of these sectors, etc.) to join the session.

You may submit half page presenting your best practice and send it to and by the latest Friday, 30th of June 2023. If wished the NEREUS secretariat will organize short remote sessions in June/July 2023 (max. 1h) to launch the dialogue between public authorities and service providers. This will be an opportunity for both groups to test the approach before the actual event in Basilicata. Interested participants are kindly asked to contact the secretariat by the latest Friday, 30th of June 2023.


The deadline is the 10th of August. Participants who would like to join the visit to the Italian Space Agency are obliged to fill in all fields of the registration form to allow access.

Practical info about your stay

The 2-days symposium will take place in Matera, the former capital of culture 2019, situated in the Basilicata region of Italy, is known for its rich history and cultural heritage!