14 December 2016. The EU-U.S. 2nd Space Conference took place on Wednesday 7 December in the George Washington Space Policy Institute premises in Washington DC. This event gathered high ranking representatives from the European Commission, the US Administration as well as from industry and organisations playing a prominent role in the shaping of the EU-U.S. relations in Space. ESPI Director, Jean-Jacques Tortora participated in the panel related to Security.
The video recording of the event is availablehere.
Summary of the ESPI presentation can be downloaded here.
22 November 2016. A new contribution to the series Voices from the Space Community (previously known as ESPI Perspectives) is now online. Tomas Hrozensky, PhD. Student at the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and Visiting Scholar at the Space Policy Institute of the George Washington University, reflects about the concept of Space as a soft power tool for Europe.
Mr. Tortora will co-chair the Breakout session 4 on Space Diplomacy and will give a speech in Panel 2: Making a difference: Working Together Towards Sustainable Space, where he will address the Space security, safety and sustainability nexus with Sustainable Development on Earth. In particular, he will summarize the outcomes of the 10th ESPI Autumn Conference, which are captured in a special issue of the ESPI Reports series entitled "Outcome 10th ESPI Autumn Conference – Space for Sustainable Development".
18 November 2016. On November 10th, the Director of ESPI was invited to speak at the public hearing on the Space Strategy for Europe organized by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy in the European Parliament in Brussels. The specific topic addressed was “Improving Industry Competitiveness”.