French Presidency

In 2022, the French Senate has the honor of chairing the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) under the theme "the sustainable use of, and access to, space"

Chairpersons of EISC 2022:

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

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.

The topic of the Presidency

The sustainable use of, and access to, space.

The group of the French Senate

The Presidency is held by the Space Group of the French Senate. To learn more about their activities, click on the link below.

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Commissions

The French Presidency of EISC consists of the following Senate commissions:

Commission on economic affairs

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Commission on European affairs

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Commission on Finances

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Commission on foreign affairs, defence, and the armed forces

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Downloads

Workshop Programme Download
Workshop Proceedings Download
Plenary Session Programme Download
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