The aim of the European satellite navigation policy is to provide the European Union with two satellite navigation systems, the system established under the Galileo Programme and the EGNOS System. The Programmes are part of the Europe 2020 strategy and finance the deployment and exploitation of the infrastructures established under the Programmes. The Programmes also finance specific parts of the research and development activities such as fundamental elements to the Galileo System.
The GNSS Agency was set up in order to achieve the objectives of the Galileo and EGNOS Programmes and implement certain tasks associated with the progress of those Programmes.
The Galileo Programme consists of the following phases:
The EGNOS Programme consists of the exploitation phase.
Total EU budget
The financial envelope for the period 2014-2020 is EUR 7 071, 73 million
The Regulation establishing the Galileo Programme was incorporated into the EEA Agreement on 14 November 2014, foreseeing participation from Norway.