The Brussels Space Policy Round Table - Space Opportunities and Challenges – A view from Poland, the Newest ESA Member State

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Where: Polish Permanent Representation, Rue Stevin 139, 1000 Brussels



On November 16, 2012 Polish President Bronisław Komorowski has signed a law that sees Poland join the European Space Agency as its newest (20th) member. Poland believes that membership in the ESA will enable Polish public institutions, academia and private companies to take part in European space research projects, and thus, become an active actor in the European space arena.

On that occasion the Permanent Representation of Poland to the European Union together with the Secure World Foundation and in cooperation with the office of Krzysztof Lisek MEP would like to organise an informal panel discussion entitled “Space Opportunities and Challenges – A View from Poland, the Newest ESA Member State.

The purpose of this panel is to introduce Poland as the new actor to the European space arena and review its capacities, aspirations as well as challenges it may face as the newest ESA member. It will also aim to determine some strategic orientations Poland might have for its space programme.

Speakers Include:

Welcome: Beata Pęksa, Representative of Poland to the PSC, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU
Introductory Remarks: Marta Zielińska-Śliwka, Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Policy Strategy, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Otylia Trzaskalska-Stroińska, Deputy Director, Head of Polish Delegation to ESA, Department of Innovation and Industry, Polish Ministry of Economy 
Francesco Emma, Partnerships Development Coordinator, ESA Policies Department, European Space Agency
Agata Jóźwicka, CEO/R&T Manager, Astri Polska, Member of Management Board of Polish Space Industry Association
Gerard Brachet, Space Policy Consultant, Sic Itur
Closing Remarks: Krzysztof Lisek, MEP, European Parliament
Moderator: Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Brussels Office Director, Secure World Foundation 

Read the Biographies of the Expert Speakers Who Participated here.

Please, find below the presentations from the event:

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Last updated on December 11, 2017