In collaboration with Business Bridge Europe, the organisers of the 9th Annual Conference on European Space Policy “Space Strategy for Europe: the road ahead”, ESPI is pleased to present the minutes of the Conference. Click here
To read the speech of Genevieve Fioraso (member of ESPI’s Advisory Council), click here.
03 November 2016. On 19 October, five officers of the German Armed Forces visited the European Space Policy Institute. The Director Jean-Jacques Tortora and Dr. Annette Froehlich gave a talk on space security and space applications. Moreover, the activities of the Committee for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space of the United Nations in Vienna and the relevant UN space related treaties were highlighted and widely discussed.
03 November 2016. In anticipation of the upcoming visit of the ESPI Director to the McGill Institute for Air and Space Law in Montreal, ESPI is pleased to remind that the McGill Institute proposes programmes and courses broadly opened to students from all over the world.
03 November 2016. On 19 October, the Director of ESPI was invited to participate in the Austrospace General Assembly meeting held in Seibersdorf Laboratories facilities, Austria. The Director presented the mission of the Institute, its organisation as well as the perspectives for potential synergies with local representations of international organizations and industry.
28 October 2016. On 15 and 16 September, ESPI hosted its 10th Autumn Conference, entitled “Space for Sustainable Development”. The ESPI Director, Jean-Jacques Tortora, gave the welcoming address, underlining the importance of using space technology for sustainable development with the reference to UN Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals. The opening was enriched by a key note speech of Vittorio Prodi, who presented the political, environmental and social implications of technology and development in everyday life.
19 October 2016. On 17 October the ESPI General Assembly (GA), the Institute supervisory body, chaired by Andreas Geisler, head of FFG/BMVIT, gathered at ESPI premises to define the general long-term guidelines for the Institute and approve its Work Plan for the year 2017.
19 October 2016. On 14 October ESPI Researcher Elisabeth Veit participated to the “BG Vöcklabruck – Zukunftsdialog”, which included speakers from various fields, including Education, Research, Economy and Politics.
17 October 2016. During the 2016 International Astronautical Congress “Making space accessible and affordable to all countries”, held in Guadalajara from 26 to 30 September 2016, ESPI’s Resident Fellows Dr. Stefano Ferretti and Dr. Serge Plattard participated in IAF committees, Global Networking Forums, and technical sessions where the outcomes of ESPI studies were presented.