Summer Course on Space Law and Policy

Summer Course 2014
ECSL Summer Course 2014 in partnership with the ITU in Geneva, 1st - 12th September
Applications now closed
Follow the link to 'Programme 2014' on the right-hand side of this page for full details.

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) and 2013 Vienna (Austria).

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).

SC2011- Welcome Ceremony
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!
Last update: 12 August 2014

More information

 •  General structure (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/ECSL/SEM9YSGHZTD_0.html)
 •  Geneva 2014 (http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/ECSL/Geneva_2014.pdf)
 •  Students Selection Criteria
& How to Apply
 •  Course Fees: Tuition & Accommodation (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/ECSL/SEM02TGHZTD_0.html)
 •  Mini-Gallery (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/ECSL/SEMLSRX1LJG_mg_1.html)