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source telegraph.co.uk

Annual Space Conference organized by SWF and IFRI

The conference will provide snapshot of the current governance situation of space programs and issues in three panels. The first one  will cover space governance after the Lisbon Treaty, assessing the overall policy and institutional consequences of the Treaty and providing analysis on the structural framework of European space governance. The second panel will look in more details at the governance issues of the Galileo and GMES programs. The last panel will be dedicated to the governance of security-related space programs, emphasizing both the role of specific institutions (EDA, EEAS) and the development of concrete programs (SSA, MUSIS). Last but not least, a keynote speaker will address the current diplomatic activity around the adoption of an international Code of Conduct in space.

8:30 – Registration and coffee
9:00-9:15 – The basics of European space governance
Christophe VENET, Research Associate to the Space Policy Program, Ifri
9:15-10:45 – Panel 1: European space governance after the Lisbon Treaty
The first panel will explore structural issues: the institutional interplay between the various European stakeholders, the implications of the Lisbon Treaty in terms of policy, the place of national actors in the European governance scheme and the burning topic of sustainable funding.

Moderator: Agnieszka LUKASZCZYK, Space Policy Consultant, Secure World Foundation
Policy implications of the Lisbon Treaty and governance evolutions
Gaëlle MICHELIER, Policy Officer, Space Policy & Coordination Unit, Enterprise and Industry DG, European Commission
What is the future role for national space agencies?
Jan KOLAR, Director, Czech Space Office
How to make space systems financially sustainable?
Maria BUZDUGAN, Legal Officer, EU satellite navigation programs: Legal, Financial and Institutional Aspects, Enterprise and Industry DG, European Commission
The legal framework of space activities in Europe
Tanja MASSON-ZWAAN, Deputy Director, International Institute of Air & Space Law, Leiden University
10:45-11:00 – Coffee break
11:00-12:30 – Panel 2: Governance issues for specific programs
The second panel will address the future governance perspectives of both Galileo and GMES as well as the issue of the future of procurement rules in Europe.

Moderator: TBC

Procurement rules: towards a third way?
Rik HANSEN, Research Fellow, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Leuven Catholic University
The future governance architecture of Galileo
Gérard BRACHET, Consultant in space policy, Vice-President of the International Astronautical Federation
GMES: which governance scheme after 2013?
Josef ASCHBACHER, Head, GMES Space Office, ESA
12:30-14:00 – Buffet lunch
14:00-14:30 – Keynote speech on the Code of Conduct for outer space activities
How is the international community warming up to the EU proposal?
Personal Representative on non-proliferation of WMD, European External Action Service
14:30-16:00 – Panel 3: The governance of Space & Security in Europe
The last panel will focus on Space & Security issues, addressing both institutional issues (the future role of the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the European External Action Service (EEAS) regarding space) and specific programs (MUSIS and SSA). 

Moderator: Laurence NARDON, Head of the Space Policy Program, Ifri

A growing role for EDA in space
Claude-France ARNOULD, Executive Director, European Defence Agency (TBC)
The use of space by the EEAS
Nicolas GROS-VERHEYDE, Journalist, author and editor of the blog Bruxelles2

MUSIS: The promises and limitations of multilateral cooperation endeavors
Olivier JEHIN, Editor of Europe Diplomacy and Defence, Ifri
16:00-16h30 – Wrap up of the day
Michael SIMPSON, Senior Program Manager, Secure World Foundation

Lieu : Conseil Central de l'Economie, avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 17-21, Brussels
Organisateurs : contact: breux@ifri.org


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