3 January 2011. ESPI begins the New Year with the publication of a new Mission Statement, which will guide the work of the Institute over the next three years.
Following approval by its Advisory Council and its General Assembly, ESPI is presenting a new Mission Statement (download here), replacing the previous document published in late 2007. The new Mission Statement provides a concise summary of ESPI’s principal goals, published products, and structure of its work program. The new Mission Statement will inform the global space community and general public of the Institute’s objectives and the means it intends to use to prosecute them. The new Statement will also serve as a framework for ESPI’s activities through 2013 and provide performance metrics to gauge the success of the Institute.
Over the next three years, ESPI plans to build on the established record of two book series with seven volumes, some thirty in-depth Reports, more than forty “ESPI Perspectives” and numerous memoranda and position papers. Moreover, in the past three years ESPI has hosted sixteen Conferences or Workshops and its staff made nearly 100 presentations in Europe and abroad. In the coming years, ESPI will continue to maintain a high production tempo and increase the dissemination of its findings and recommendations to key space policy decision-makers in Europe and elsewhere.