Coordination of Czech Space Activities

The Government of the Czech Republic in April 2011 entrusted the Ministry of Transport (MD) with the role of a coordinator of all space activities in the Czech Republic. For the purpose of coordination, the MD established the Coordination Council for Space Activities which consists of high-level
representatives of the MD, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MŠMT), Ministry of the Environment (MŽP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MZV), Ministry of Defence (MO) and Office of Government of the Czech Republic (ÚV ČR). Other ministries and governmental bodies or other relevant public entities such as Ministry of Finance (MF), Ministry of Regional Development (MMR), Ministry of the Interior (MV), Ministry of Agriculture (MZe), Czech Telecommunication Office (ČTÚ), Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre (ČÚZK), National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB), National Security Authority (NBÚ), State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB), Czech Science Foundation (GA ČR), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA ČR) or CzechInvest are also advised to participate in the Coordination Council when appropriate. There are also entities which might also contribute to implement the NSP, such as Industrial Property Office (ÚPV), State Mining Administration (ČBÚ), Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank
(ČMZRB) and Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP).

The Coordination Council has also established cross-sectional committees as an interface with industry and academia – “Industry and Applications” and “Science Activities”. The “Security and International Relations” Committee deals with security and international aspects of space activities.