|Place of implementation:||Paris, France|
|Duration:||24-26 March 2017|
|Number and profile of participants:||60 university students and young space professionals (18-35 years old) space agencies, industry, and academia|
|Type of activity:||International meeting, workshops, discus; Series of workshops and debates; Network activities; Dissemination of information and good practice|
|Theme:||Personal and professional skills development; Debate on European matters, EU policies or youth policies; Non-formal and informal learning and activity programmes targeted at young people; Good practices|
The second European Space Workshop (2nd E-SGW) was a two-day regional seminar for students and young professionals with a passion for space.
The main goal of E-SGW is to gather the brightest young people from all around Europe to discuss important issues arising in the region, issues that have, however, a worldwide resonance, due to the importance of the role of European region in space sector.
The main objectives of the European Space Generation Workshop was:
1.To strengthen the regional network of the students and young professionals in the European Region;
2.To examine and consider key questions in the European region that the regional space community is facing and to provide inputs from the next generation of space professionals;
3.To allow tomorrow’s space sector leaders in the European region to have the opportunity to interact with today’s space leaders in the region through cooperation with ESA.
It was held in Paris, March 24-25, 2017, and examined various topics such as:
- Space Economy: Discussing the structure, its size, its contribution, its evolution to the space the global economy.
- Space Accessibility: Discussing the state of the market, upcoming changes and on going development in the launch sector.
- Space Diplomacy: Discussing the role, the use and the potential of space in international relationships.
- Space Exploration: Discussing the future of space exploration in term of destination, architecture and partnerships.
E-SGW was a unique opportunity for up and coming space sector leaders in the region to contribute their voice to the regional space sector policy. Additionally, E-SGW provides the optimal forum to network with other future, regional space leaders as well as to develop the necessary leadership and team collaborator skills to rise to the top. The participants had the opportunity to communicate and debate together on the critical issues facing space and the international community as a whole.
For the first time, IDA Network was among the leading partners of the event, along with the European Space Agency, the European Center for Space Law.