EUCOS Policy Symposium

European and Global Space Security: Alliances and Diplomacy

The 2023-2024 EUCOS Policy Symposium – European Common Security

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November 29, 2023

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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The EUCOS Symposium will investigate the EU’s future as a spacefaring continent next to the U.S. It will start from the assumption that space assets empower the civilian, commercial, and military realities of almost every country. The European Union, through its EU Space Programme 2021-2027, sets a clear agenda to develop a sector which, according to the EUC, employed a quarter million Europeans and was valued at €60 billion in 2017. A safe, secure, and sustainable environment in space is at the core of the EU space strategy, but the present geopolitical flux presents increasing challenges to space security, defined as the ability to get to, use, and move about in and through space free from threats of disruption. Symposium participants will examine how the EU and the U.S. can utilize alliances, diplomacy, and industry to ensure the peaceful use and development of outer space while considering what role NATO can and does play to advance space security.



Event Sponsors: The EU Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the Center for West European Studies, and the Space Law, Data and Policy (SPACE LDP) Program at the University of Washington’s School of Law.