With the title "European Space Strategy in a Global Context: The Role of Space Diplomacy", ESPI organized the 13th iteration of its annual Autumn Conference. At a new and renowned Viennese venue, the Urania Observatory, the Conference welcomed more than 100 participants and speakers, including high-level representatives of key European space stakeholders.
This year’s Autumn Conference, taking place on 18 - 19 September 2019, discussed ways to strengthen Europe’s role as a global actor and to promote international cooperation. Additional focus was placed on the role of space diplomacy to support the goals of the European space industry, and on the contributions of space diplomacy in the sensitive realms of security and defence. A lively roundtable on the way for Europe to harness the opportunities brought by space diplomacy closed the event.