EISC-ESA ‘Space for Sustainability Award’

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The ‘Space for Sustainability Award’ was launched during the Polish Presidency of the 14th European Inter-parliamentary Space Conference (EISC) to raise awareness, stimulate the debate on space and Sustainable Development (SD) issues and be a tool for innovative and creative Project Ideas in those areas.

This Award, managed by ESA under the auspices of the EISC Presidency, will enable Sustainable Development principles to be established and integrated at various levels of the space sector through actual projects. EISC is a yearly forum where distinguished members of parliament of EU Member States meet  in order to exchange information on space and the implementation of public policies in the EU Member States, and is thus a suitable framework in which to launch this competition.

The ‘Space for Sustainability Award’ is targeting students and young professionals under 30 with Project Ideas which will enable the space sector to put Sustainable Development on a formal footing, raise awareness among the younger generations and professionals, and contribute to furthering the debate on the topic.

The Award will be rewarded annually during the fall plenary session of EISC to the best Project Idea that integrates application areas focusing on sustainability linked to space.

EISC is the permanent forum for inter-parliamentary cooperation in space for European national parliaments. It aims to facilitate the exchange of information on space activities, promote the mutual understanding of national policies and analyse the major issues at stake in the European space sector. EISC’s involvement in this Award will help to ensure the competitiveness of the European space sector and work towards its sustainable future.

Senator Dominique Tilmans, Chairperson of EISC 2013

Senator Dominique Tilmans, Chairwoman of EISC 2013

Senator Bertrand Auban, Chairman of EISC 2014

Senator Bertrand Auban, Chairman of EISC 2014

Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General ESA

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