25 April 2016. From 18 to 19 April 2016, ESPI Director Peter Hulsroj and ESPI Resident Fellow Matteo Tugnoli participated to the XVIII EISC workshop, held in Sinaia, Romania.

This year, the Romanian Presidency of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference, supported by ESPI, selected the theme “Space Security” for its workshop and plenary session. The April workshop in particular aimed at providing an overview of current initiatives, an update on the implementation and adherence to existing regulatory frameworks and instruments and ultimately a view of the way ahead to the security, safety and sustainability of space activities.

Opening speeches were given by Mr. Valerian Vreme, MP and Chairman of the Subcommittee for Space of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, followed by several representatives of the Romanian government and institutions.

The workshop continued with five thematic sessions, during which representatives of national parliaments and space agencies, as well as European institutions and research centers, addressed and discussed present issues of space security, as a result of the current challenges and their impact on the present and future space activities.

Mr. Marius-Ioan Piso, President and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency and Mr. Valerian Vreme gave the final remarks for the workshop, which was attended by more than 60 participants, and was concluded by a guided tour of the nearby Cheia Satellite Communication Center.

The agenda of the XVIII EISC Workshop and further information about EISC can be found at: www.eisc-europa.eu