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PROJECT TITLE: Conditions for Space Policy and Related Action Plan Consolidation in Europe — C-SPACE

Coordinator: Fondation pour la recherche stratégique


  • Romanian Space Agency - ROSA
  • National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), England
  • Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden
  • Institute of International Affairs (IAI), Italy

Period: 18 months (1 March 2010 - 1 September 2011)

Project Director: Xavier Pasco


In Europe there is a growing interest to reinforce space policy. The accomplishment of this laborious work requires some multilevel political studies. The project aims to achieve such a study and the aim is to define a comprehensive approach to the key steps to be followed at European level in the field of space.

Project objectives:

The project aims to:

  • analyze the space-related policies in Europe
  • create a vision for space policy
  • assess the guidelines and possible horizons for the European Space Policy
  • asses the resources and opportunities that can be used to implement the European space policy
  • establish the recommendations to support a more effective European space policy


  • WP 100 - Management and coordination
  • WP 200 - Assessing the socio-economic impact of space activities
  • WP 300 - "Space Services' dimension: an European space policy in the service of the European citizens
  • WP 400 - 'Policy' dimension: an European space policy in support of EU policies
  • WP500 - 'Science' dimension: European wide perspective (EU/MS/ESA) on the contribution of space to science and knowledge
  • WP 600 - 'Security' dimension: the contribution of European space policy to defense and security
  • WP 700 -'Exploration' dimension: an European Space Policy for Exploration
  • WP 800 - Industrial and technological perspective to support the European Space Policy
  • WP 900 - European Space Policy in relation to third countries
  • WP 1000 - Institutional aspects and perspectives regarding the European Space Policy
  • WP 1100 - The vision for the European Space Policy - identifying the catalysts for a dynamic European Space Policy
  • WP 1200 - Dissemination


Project webpage: C-SPACE