Summer Course on Space Law and Policy
ECSL Summer Course 2014 in partnership with the ITU in Geneva, 1st - 12th September
Thank you to all students, young professionals, tutors and speakers for contributing to a truly unique and memorable Summer Course experience for all! Special thanks as well to our hosts at the ITU and to our two sponsors: RUAG Space Switzerland and the Swiss Space Office for their support in the Programme.
See you next year!
One of ECSL’s most successful activities is the ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy. This is organised each summer by the ECSL with the support of a host university (1992 Messina (Italy), 1993 Toulouse (France), 1994 Granada (spain), 1995 Aberdeen (United Kingdom), 1996 Leiden (The Netherlands), 1997 Rovaniemi (Finland), 1998 Brest (France), 1999 Geneva (Switzerland), 2000 Cologne (Germany), 2001 Nice (France), 2002 La Rochelle (France), 2003 Leuven (Belgium), 2004 Graz (Austria), 2005 Terni (Perugia, Italy),2006 Noordwijk (The Netherlands),2007 Noordwijk (The Netherlands), 2008 Genoa (Italy), 2009 Lisbon (Portugal), 2010 Jaén (Spain) , 2011 Rijeka (Croatia), 2012 Pafos (Cyprus), 2013 Vienna (Austria) and 2014 Geneva (Switzerland).
During the two-week course students attend intensive lectures given by university professors and space industry practitioners concerning the international and domestic legal frameworks governing space activities and applications. The main objective of the Summer Course is to stimulate students’ interest in this particular field of law and policy and to provide them with a basic, solid knowledge upon which to build their professional career or carry out further academic research. During the course students have the opportunity to meet highly qualified experts, to learn from their experience and to visit the premises of companies operating in the space industry or intergovernmental bodies. In 2013, for example, the students received a private tour of the European Space Policy Institute and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN OOSA).
The ECSL Summer Course gives students a unique opportunity to hear directly from the most prestigious and influential speakers: Read, for example, the text of the presentation given by Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the ITU on Wednesday 29th August 2012, to students on the ECSL Summer Course at Pafos, Cyprus by clicking on this link!