International Space Policy Conference
On the 13th of October the Research Institute has organised a high-level international space law and policy conference at the University of Public Service with the title of EUROPEAN SPACE POLICY - Ambitions, autonomy and security. We have recognised that Europe has become one of the pillars of the space industry in recent decades, based on the strategic relationship between the European Space Agency and the European Union. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the achievements and ambitions of the European space policy in the broad sense. Our invited speakers covered the topic from the perspective of the EU, ESA and national space policies.
On the 14th of October the Research Institute together with the Institut Droit, Espaces, Technologies (IDEST, Université Paris-Saclay) organised the first Space Policy Student Symposium with the aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent progress and anticipated challenges of the European Space Policy’s ambitions, autonomy, and security. The two panels of the Symposium focused on: 1) space and sustainable development (e.g. space resources, space debris, space traffic management, megaconstellations, use of satellite applications for sustainable development) and 2) the security and defence realm of the outer space. Selected candidates had the opportunity to present their papers in front of an expert panel of the European Space Agency, the Université Paris-Saclay and the University of Public Service. Moreover, authors will have the chance to publish their articles in a dedicated conference paper issued jointly by the organizers.