About us

THE NETWORK

 Founded in 1998 as a non-profit association, the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA) brings together European cities – referred to as Ariane Cities – and partner industrial firms working in European space transportation.

 The CVA enables them to strengthen their cooperation, keep elected representatives and citizens informed about space activities in Europe and help train future space sector professionals.

sa raison d’etre

 Inform citizens about space-sector issues, the remarkable know-how of the aerospace industry and the role it plays in the Ariane Cities.

 Emphasise the economic and social implications of the European launchers programmes and the technological progress they bring about.

 Communicate the importance of Europe having independent access to space.

 Facilitate long-term cooperation between Ariane Cities, firms, space agencies, research institutes and educational bodies.

 Offer programmes of a technical, cultural and educational nature.

 Promote the strategic role of French Guiana and the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport.

organisation

Each City, or grouping of municipalities, is represented by its local or regional administration and establishes a partnership with one or more industrial firms. Every year, or every two years, a member City and its industrial partner is elected by the Council of Mayors (CoM), the CVA’s decision-making body, to take on the Presidency. Programmes are decided jointly by the members, during CoM meetings. Their implementation and everyday operations are the responsibility of the association’s Bureau and a General Delegation.

COUNCIL OF MAYORS

Les Mureaux, Toulouse, Colleferro
1999
Bordeaux, Guyane Française, Augsburg
2000
ESA, Paris
2001
CNES, Paris
2002
Bruxelles, Bremen
2003
Barcelona, Guyane Française
2004
Bruxelles, Liège
2005
Barcelona
2006
Liège
2007-2008
Berlin, Neckarsulm
2009
Madrid
2010
Les Mureaux, Paris
2011
Berlin, Bremen
2012
Mulhouse
2013
Salon de Provence
2014
Kourou, ESA Paris
2015
Neckarsulm
2016
Bruxelles
2016
Toulouse
2017
Les Mureaux
2018
Séville
2019
Bordeaux Métropole
2020-2021
Colleferro
2022

programmes

TO PREPARE PROFESSIONALS & INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE

The CVA organises programmes with the member Cities, their universities, various educational entities, authorities responsible for teaching, and industrial firms. The programmes are set up jointly and are of a technical, cultural and educational nature. They include: the Summer School, Professional visit to the Guiana Space Center, Scientific Vacations, Intercultural Seminars, Meetings of Principals and Heads of Establishment.

numbers

Creation date

Sponsored flights since 1998

Presidency since 1998

Alumni since 1998

flyers

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