Building on the fruitful outcomes of the 1st Inter-Regional Space Policy Dialogue between Europe and the Asia-Pacific held in June 2018 and with the aim to promote further understanding of national space policies in both regions, the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have partnered in the joint organisation of the 2nd Inter-Regional Space Policy Dialogue. 

The second edition of the Dialogue will consist of two parts, the Space Policy Practitioners Workshop on the 15th of June and the official side event of the UNCOPUOS on the 19th of June 2019.

The Space Policy Practitioners Workshop on the 15th of June aims to provide the opportunity to exchange information and mutually learn about the experience of the development and implementation of space policies among the participants from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Workshop will first feature several presentations on national space policy by experts from both regions followed by a roundtable discussion among all participants. Pre-registered space policy officials from the Asia-Pacific and Europe are welcomed to attend. For more information on the Space Policy Practitioners Workshop, follow the link at the below to find the event page and the programme. Officials from Europe who would like to attend the Workshop are kindly requested to contact the ESPI by e-mail ( by 7 June 2019. Please note that due to limited seating capacity, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Part 2 will be the Official Side Event of the UNCOPUOS to be held on the 19th of June 2019, in Board Room D, Building C of the Vienna International Centre. There will be a panel discussion between space policy experts from both regions sharing their experiences and policies/measures for open innovation and partnerships with diverse players for empowering national space capability toward innovative business applications. Panellists will discuss their success factors, challenges and also the value of regional cooperation. All UNCOPUOS participants are welcomed to attend the side event.




(Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinators)


ESPI - European Space Policy Institute

Schwarzenbergplatz 6

A-1030 Vienna

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Phone +43 1 718 11 18 -0

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