Creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce [Mar/2022]
Director General Josef Aschbacher announced the creation of the European Centre
for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO). The main objective of the ECSECO is to
provide a European platform for interdisciplinary discussions and research on
space economy and commerce.
ECSECO will be a forum for individuals professionally involved in space economy
and commerce, who share interest in the development of the sector in Europe.
Interdisciplinarity lies at the heart of the ECSECO, therefore, the Centre will
welcome members from various professional backgrounds, inter alia, economists,
engineers, scientists and lawyers from the private sector, public institutions,
international organisations and academia. The activities of the ECSECO will
- Conferences & workshops
- Networking sessions
- Working groups
- Collaborative research
- Competitions for students
- Summer schools
ECSECO setup will be similar to the one of the European Centre for Space Law
(ECSL), which provides a platform focused on topics related to space law. The
Secretariat of the ECSECO will be hosted in ESPI, Vienna, Austria.
activities will be officially kicked-off during a launch event on the 4th
of July 2022. Detailed information about the event will be published on the
Space Economy Portal soon. If you wish to be directly informed about the event,
please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to its Charter, membership to the Centre is open to natural persons from ESA Member States, Associate States, and other European States having concluded a co-operation Agreement with ESA who have a proven and active interest in space commerce and economy. If you want to become an ECSECO member, please express your interest through an email to: email@example.com.