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 next Practitioners' Forum will take place on the 23rd of March 2018, with the theme - Cyber Issues in Space: Legal Tools.
Registration is now open until the 15th of March 2018, see: https://indico.esa.int/indico/event/231/
More information about the program will be posted on our website in due course, and announced on the ECSL Facebook and LinkedIn page.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esa.ecsl/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecsl-european-centre-for-space-law-7888bb10a
The Practitioners' Forum will, as has become tradition, be followed by the ECSL Young Lawyer Symposium at ESA HQ on the 24th of March. For more information on this event see: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ECSL_European_Centre_for_Space_Law/Young_Lawyers_Symposium
For further questions, please contact the ECSL Executive Secretary Mari Eldholm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Previous Practitioners’ Forum themes:
17. March 2017: The Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Mega-Constellations
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