A one-day Practitioners' Forum has been organised every year since 1992. The aim of the Forum is to provide those working in the space sector with a forum for the exchange of views, knowledge and information.
During the forum experts present the latest developments in, for example: EC law, contracts and procurement law, telecommunications, space liability and insurance, etc. Each presentation is followed by a question and discussion session.
The forum is very informal, participants speak in their personal capacity and in general, papers are not collected or published.
The participation in the forum is open to everyone. Non-members of the ECSL need to fill in the Registration form available on the right side of this page and send it to the Executive Secretary by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
After paying the registration fees non-members have the right to choose whether they want to become ECSL members free of charge for the ongoing year.
Members of the ECSL have the access to the forum free of charge. If you are a member and wish to participate, please confirm your participation to the Executive Secretary by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The last edition was held at ESA Headquarters, Paris , France, on March 16, 2012 and focused on "Insurance of satellite activities from cradle to the grave - legal aspects".
The programme along with the presentations made during the Forum are available on the right side of this page.
The next ECSL Practitioners' Forum will be held on Friday March 15, 2013, at Room A, ESA HQ, Paris, France. It will address the topic of "The Registration of Satellites – Legal Aspects and Practice". The draft of the programme is available on the right side of this page.
For more information:
European Centre for Space Law (ECSL)
c/o ESA, 8/10 rue Mario-Nikis F-75738 Paris Cedex 15
Tel: 0033 (0)1 53 69 73 53, Fax: 0033 (0)1 53 69 77 39
ECSL Practitioners' Forum