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ESA/ECSL Executive Course on Space Law and Regulations

04/04/2018 4976 views 12 likes
ESA / About Us / ECSL European Centre for Space Law

The ECSL is proud to announce that the ECSL Executive Course on Space Law and Regulations organised in collaboration with ESA, will take place at ESA ESTEC, Netherlands, from 7-9 of October 2020.

Impact of COVID-19 on 28 May 2020
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis has severely restricted international travel and activities, making planning difficult to assess. In particular, travel to and events in ESA premises are still restricted. As a result, there is a strong possibility that the 2020 ECSL Executive Course may be taking place online. The ECSL together with ESA, are regularly assessing the situation. Information will be shared when further visibility on the situation will allow so. 

The 2020 ESA/ECSL Executive Course
As the space sector becomes increasingly commercialised, both national governments and private companies have a need for knowledge about the legal dimensions related to space activities. The ECSL and ESA recognise these changes, and wish to offer an opportunity for a structured introduction to space law and regulations to government representatives and industry professionals.

While the ECSL Summer Course is a great resource for students, the Executive Course will deliver a high-quality and tailor-made course for government representative and industry professionals, with a strong focus on the practical aspects of the legal dimensions relevant for regulating and conducting space activities.

The course will be organised together with ESA's Legal Services Department and greatly benefit from their extensive expertise in dealing with regulations relevant for space missions. In addition, the course will feature technical and legal experts from other ESA departments and a limited number of external experts.

Issues which will be discussed include but are not limited to:

  • An introduction to space law and space governance
  • National space legislation: Rationale, content and development
  • Regulatory and technical requirements for clearing a space mission
  • Standardisation
  • Export control
  • Typologies of Space Contracts
  • Space debris mitigation
  • Filing for frequencies
  • Space object registration

A full programme will be made available in due Course.

Application procedure and course fee:

Applications to the course will be accepted between 1st of August and the 1st of September 2020.

Representatives from industry and governments in ESA-member states will be given priority. However, representatives from other parts of Europe and the rest of the world are invited to apply, and will be admitted on a non-priority basis. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible after the application window has closed.

Students will not be accepted for this course. An exception may be made for PhD students, if they are involved with managing or regulating space activities.

To apply, please fill out the application form, and send the application form and a short CV to Ms. Chehineze Bouafia at ecsl@esa.int before the 1st of September 2020.

The course fee is 600 Euros, including some lunches and a dinner. Participants will be expected to organise for their own transportation and accommodation. The Course will start in the morning of the Wednesday the 7th of October, and finish around 17.00 on Friday the 9th of October.

2020 Executive Course Poster
2020 Executive Course Poster

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