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This latest edition of the Space Policies, Issues and Trends report covering the 2017 to 2018 period is now available for download. This report series provides an overview of global space activities, focusing on national and international developments related to the global space economy, space industry evolutions, the European institutional market, military space, and space policies and strategies around the world.
On Monday September 24th, the Director of ESPI was invited at a hearing organised by the ITRE Committee in the European Parliament in Brussels. The purpose of the hearing was to assess the potential consequences of Brexit on the EU27 space policy.
This year Belgium is hosting the Presidency of the 20th European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC), under the Co-Chairmanship of Senators Ms. Christie Morreale and Mr. Yves Evrard. The Plenary Session of the Conference will take place in Brussels from 15 to 16 October 2018, with the theme ““Big data: development of value-added downstream services and applications”.
The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is looking to employ a researcher (seconded by CNES) at the premises of the Institute in Vienna, starting from 03/12/2018. This position is for a limited duration of one year, with the possibility of extension, under a VIE employment contract.
The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the support of the European Commission organises in Graz Styria, Austria on 5-6 November a high-level Space conference. It will address the opportunities and issues regarding the further development of the European Space Policy.
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