The ECSL has been organising a one-day Practitioners' Forum every year since 1992. The aim of the Forum is to provide those working across all areas of the space sector an opportunity to network and discuss topical areas of space law and policy relevant to the sector.
During the Forum experts present the latest developments impacting on space, for example: EU law, contracts and procurement law, telecommunications, liability and insurance, etc. The presentations are followed by a lively Q&A and discussion session.
The Forum promotes open and free discourse. Participants speak in their personal capacity under the Chatham House Rules (no publication of comments made which enable their maker to be identified) and in general, papers are not collected or published.
Only ECSL members may participate in the Practitioners’ Forum, and you are invited to become a Member in advance of the event to ensure your place is confirmed.
The 2017 Practitioners' Forum on the Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Mega-Constellations took place in Paris on 17 March 2017. The Forum was attended by over 120 representatives from industry, government and the academic community and featured presentations from key industry players as well as leaders like the ESA Director General.
Information on the date and theme of the 2018 Forum will be posted on the ECSL website in due course.
For further information, please contact the ECSL Executive Secretary Nicholas Puschman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Previous Practitioners’ Forum themes:
18 March 2016: Exploitation of Natural Resources in Outer Space
27 March 2015: Space Governance in Europe: Regulation of Space Activities
14 March 2014: Recent Developments in Export Control Regulations on Space Technology
15 March 2013: The Registration of Satellites –Legal Aspects and Practice
16 March 2012: Insurance of Satellite Activities from the Cradle to the Grave – Legal Aspects
18 March 2011: Manned Spaceflight Safety Issues: Legal & Policy Aspects
19 March 2010: Galileo: Current Legal Issues
15 December 2008: National space legislation in Europe - Issues of authorisation in the light of developments in European space cooperation
27 April 2007: Recent developments within the European space industry: legal aspects
17 March 2006: Space Tourism – Legal and Policy Aspects
4 March 2005: New Developments in the Field of (Satellite) Telecommunications
12 March 2004: New Issues in Earth Observation and Data Policy