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Name the new EU Space Constellation

What if you personally could give a name to the newest space-based project developed by the European Union ?

What if you could yourself name a European Union space-based project that will bring high speed internet to European citizens and stronger cyber-security across Europe and beyond? You are in luck! The European Commission is currently looking for your creative take on what the name of its new space-based secure connectivity system could be ?️.
The competition, held under the patronage of EU Commissioners Thierry Breton and Mariya Gabriel (watch their video messages below), invites students from the EU and African Union countries to suggest a name that captures the political ambitions of this new initiative, its objectives and its technological innovation. It is open until 31 July ?.
Be bold! Be Creative! The selected name will be the corporate and political trademark of the new space-based connectivity system, hence you can be proud of being part of an initiative bringing people and peoples together.  Reach for the stars with this space-connectivity contest: this is your chance to take part in the European Union’s Space adventure. Just as we look up to the skies for a safer connectivity, we look forward to reading your ‘out- of- this- world’ ideas soon!

Rules of the competition

You can participate individually, or as a team of up to 3 members.

Proposals should be submitted no later than 31 July 2022 through the dedicated online form. Keep your explanations short and to the point. You have a maximum of 500 characters to describe the rationale behind your proposal and demonstrate that your name is the winning one!

Feel free to use any of the three official working languages of the European Commission (German, English or French).

An expert panel from the European Commission and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) will evaluate the applications.

The winning proposal will be announced later in the year by the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton. The winner(s) will be invited to the closing event of the European Year of Youth, taking place at the European Parliament in Brussels in December 2022, as well as to an immersive day within the EU institutions.

  1. June 7
    Opening of the Competition
  2. July 31 (23:59 CET)
    Deadline to Submit applications
  3. October
    Announcement of the winner(s) by the European Commission

Eligibility Criteria

Why does the EU need space-based connectivity ?

Delve into the specificities of the new space-based secure connectivity system

Useful links and resources

European Commission proposal

Check the legislative proposal for a Regulation establishing the Union secure connectivity programme published on 15 February 2022.

Speech by Commissioner Breton

EU initiates a satellite-based connectivity system and boosts action on management of space traffic for a more digital and resilient Europe.