The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
The Italian Space Agency was founded in 1988. Its purpose was to coordinate all of Italy's efforts and investments in the space sector that had begun in the 1960s.
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The region has its capital in its largest city, Cagliari, and is divided into eight provinces.
The priorities and areas of intervention of the various research actors in Italy are determined, as provided by the reform of the National Research System, at government level.