17 January 2014. On 11 November 2013 ESPI hosted a conference targeting the staggering rates of youth unemployment in Europe, and especially those in the ‘periphery’. The conference served as a platform to discuss the specific measures the space sector is currently taking to secure employment for the young and whether space can do more in the future to alleviate this problem. The videos featuring the presentations by the speakers, as well as a summary video of the conference, are now available online.
The conference was moderated by Professor Laurens Jan Brinkhorst, former Deputy Prime Minister, former Minister of Economic Affairs and former Minister of Agriculture of the Netherlands. Guest speakers were Dr. Hannes Androsch (former Austrian Minister of Finance), Professor Jan Wörner (Chairman, DLR), Jorge Lomba Ferreras (CDTI, Member of the ESA Council), Vicente Gomez (Technical Director, EADS Casa Espacio), Luis Ferreira (SGAC), Bettina Böhm (Head of HR Department ESA), José Ricardo Aguilar (Portuguese National Technology Initiative), Harald Posch (Head of the Austrian Aerospace Agency) and Peter Hulsroj (ESPI Director).
A webnews and a summary of the conference have already been published. You can find them here (webnews and summary)
The videos of the conference are now available on our YouTube channel, our other social media pages and our website. You can find a playlist containing the videos of each presentation so as to view the full conference, as well as a shorter summary video featuring the highlights of the conference. Please find below the links to the videos.