From 8 to 10 September 2019, the German Presidency of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) under the Chairmanship of Klaus-Peter Willsch, MdB, organised the Plenary Session of the Conference in Berlin, Germany. Matteo Tugnoli, ESPI Senior Research Fellow, supported the work of the German Presidency for the organisation of this years' EISC events.


This publication in the Springer series on Space Policy provides a detailed analysis on the history and development of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and the coordination and cooperation between these two fora.


To the sixth time, Dr Annette Froehlich (ESPI/DLR) lectured at the University of Cape Town (SA) for the Master Space Studies and its course "Space and Society“. Some of the major themes covered in the week included the economic, political, military and regulatory drivers for space activities.


This new ESPI book in the Springer series on Studies in Space Policy “Space Supporting Africa” focusses on “A Primary Needs Approach and Africa’s Emerging Middle Powers”. Therefore this publication provides a deep insight into Africa’s political and socioeconomic landscape with a primary needs approach focused on climate, biodiversity, health, water, education, and space-related capacity building.


This publication in the Springer series on Studies in Space Policy focusses on the proliferating activities in the field of satellite constellations and portrays a wide array of interesting topics from various fields (environment, economy, security, licencing, control, etc.).


ESPInsights is a quarterly publication providing the reader with a synthetic overview of major developments in the global space sector on the covered period and embeds useful links to official documents, public reports, web articles or conference websites for further details on the topic.


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