The European pillar of the Austrian space activities include the Austrian contributions to
- the space activities of the European Union (EU),
- the programmes of the European Space Agency (ESA) and
- the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).
Austria's annual space budget for ESA and EUMETSAT amounts to 60 million EUR. In addition, Austria invests around 30 million EUR per year in the European Union space programmes.