Space Law

The European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) was established in 1989 at the initiative of the European Space Agency and with the support of a number of pioneers in this field.

Members of ECSL include professionals working in the space sector, lawyers, university professors and students. The Centre provides a forum for all those wishing to take part in constructive debates on space law and encourages interdisciplinary exchange between members.

The main objective of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) is to build up and spread, within Europe and elsewhere, an understanding of the legal framework relevant to space activities. ECSL does this by fostering the exchange of information among interested stakeholders and by helping to improve and promote the teaching of space law. Its aim is to provide updated information on Europe’s contribution to space activities beyond Europe, and therefore to enhance the European position in the field of space law practice, teaching and publications.

A one-day Practitioners Forum has been organised every year since 1992. The aim of the Forum is to provide those working in the space sector with a forum for the exchange of views, knowledge and information.

One of ECSL’s most successful activities is the ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy. During the two-week course students attend intensive lectures given by university professors and space professionals concerning the international legal framework of space activities.

National Point of Contact Austria
Ao. Univ.- Prof. Mag. Dr. Irmgard Marboe
Schottenbastei 10-16, Stiege 2, 5. Stock,
A-1010 Wien

Tel: +43 1 4277 35311
Fax: +43 1 4277 35321


Michaela Gitsch
Michaela Gitsch

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