Become a Member
From its inception in 1989, the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) has always relied on the active participation of its Members to promote space law and to carry out its various initiatives. ECSL Membership has grown steadily as our activities continue to reach a wider range of people in increasing geographic area.
Signing up for membership is a demonstration of your interest in belonging to the ECSL family and in the promotion of Space Law in Europe. The ECSL is grateful for the support of its members.
Benefits of membership:
The ECSL organises and supports a considerable number of activities, and provides a number of services to its members.
The Centre organizes the Summer Course on Space Law and Policy; the Practitioners' Forum; the European Regional Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Competition; the Essay Competition; Workshops and Legal Colloquia, such as the IISL-ECSL annual Symposium at the COPUOS Legal Sub-Committee in Vienna.
The Centre also provides services, such as the publication of the ECSL Newsletter, the Acts of Workshops and the Proceedings of Summer Courses, and the management of the ECSL Archives.
As a matter of policy, it is understood that certain publications and other information on ECSL activities will be distributed only to members.
Membership includes also gives access to the ECSL network and archives. The ECSL Executive Secretary will be happy to help you identify experts in a particular field from among our members. They may then consent to be contacted through the ECSL. The ECSL Executive Secretary is also happy to welcome ECSL members at ESA Headquarters, by arrangement, to use the ECSL Archives and law library.
How to become a member:
Membership runs annually from 1st January - 31st December. In order to get the most out of your membership it is therefore advised to sign up earlier rather than later in the year.
3 types of membership are available:
Student (€20): Students who attended the ECSL Summer Course are granted automatic free membership for the following year. Students who participate in the Moot Court Regionals are granted automatic free membership for the year of their participation.
Individual (€40): This includes industry representatives, space agency personnel, lawyers, academics and other professionals.
Corporate (€200): A company or other organisation may become a member and 'Friend of the ECSL' (upon approval). In addition, it may register employees or associated persons with the ECSL upon payment of the flat fee of €200.
For more information:
European Centre for Space Law
ECSL c/o ESA,
8/10 rue Mario-Nikis
F-75738 Paris Cedex 15
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 53 69 73 53