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The European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC)

Established in 1999 as a permanent forum for inter-parliamentary co-operation in space between the European national parliaments interested in space policy, it aims at facilitating the exchange of information on space activities and at promoting mutual understanding of national policies through the provision of a forum for analysing the major issues at stake in the European space sector.
Established in 1999 as a permanent forum for inter-parliamentary co-operation in space between the European national parliaments interested in space policy, it aims at facilitating the exchange of information on space activities and at promoting mutual understanding of national policies through the provision of a forum for analysing the major issues at stake in the European space sector.
EISC 2022 Chairpersons
Mme Sophie Primas, M. Claude Raynal,
M. Jean-François Rapin and M. Christian Cambon
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Dear Members of Parliament,
Dear colleagues,

In 2022, the French Senate has the honor of chairing the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC). The coming year will be, in many ways, decisive for the French and European space sector. Indeed, the Ministerial Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) will take place at the end of the year, thus giving us, as European MPs, the opportunity to discuss the public space policies that we support.

To do so, we invite you to participate to an online workshop, on Thursday 17 March 2022, and then to the EISC plenary session, which will take place on Friday 16 September 2022 in the Senate. In the continuity of the Net Zero Space initiative launched at the Paris Peace Forum in November 2021, we have chosen the following working theme: the sustainable use of, and access to, space.

In a context of increased international competition, multiplication of launch pads and launcher projects, the question of maintaining a sustainable European access to space arises. We wish to insist particularly on the development of European and reusable micro-launchers as a means to guarantee a sustainable access to space.

The renewed interest in space activities has as a direct consequence on the multiplication of satellites, infrastructures and objects placed in orbit, which considerably increases the risks of collision. We would like to place particular emphasis on the protection of the Earth's orbital environment and the development of sustainable uses of space.

We look forward to discussing these exciting topics with you.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Sophie Primas, Chairwoman of the Economic Affairs Committee

Mr. Claude Raynal, Chairman of the Finance Committee

Mr. Jean-François Rapin, Chairman of the European Affairs Committee

Mr. Christian Cambon, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces Committee

Chairpersons of EISC 2022
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