On 13th of May, the Director of ESPI was invited to give a lecture at the Prague Security Studies Institute (Czech Republic). The title was “The European Space Policy in a global context” and he put in a historic perspective the development of the European activities in Space, highlighting the upcoming challenges to be taken up by both European institutions and industry.
From 29 April to 1 May 2019, ESPI Director Jean-Jacques Tortora and ESPI Senior Research Fellow Marco Aliberti participated to the 5th edition of the ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue in New Dehli
This report authored by experts from India with diverse professional profiles reviews the current status of engagement on space matters between Europe and India and aims to raise awareness for avenues of mutually beneficial space cooperation between India and Europe in space. It thereby complements previous ESPI in-house assessment of this engagement potential with perspectives from India.
The Indian ASAT test from March 27th is a product of India’s changing foreign and defence policy and rather than a mere demonstration of capability, it is a demonstration of readiness - a deterrence tool. International reactions to this event have been mixed and ambiguous whereas no official statement was made by a European institution in reaction to this test.
The recent signature by President Trump of Space Policy Directive 4 triggered the process to set up a Space Force for the United States. This decision is actually part of a broader move aiming at responding to an increasingly threatening global space context. Sharing the impression that their space assets are vulnerable, states are starting to think about their protection. ESPI Executive Brief 30 discusses these new developments and their implications for Europe.
The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where policy and industry stakeholders in the space sector come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world. This year’s Autumn Conference will address the topic of "European Space Diplomacy" to discuss ways to strengthen Europe’s role as a global actor and promoting international cooperation.
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