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Space and Democracy

Dates:
  • Thu 02 May 2019 14.30 - 16.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-05-02 14:30 2019-05-02 16:00 Europe/Paris Space and Democracy

Since their development in the mid-20th Century, space activities have played a key role in the balancing of political and technological power among world- and space-leading countries; this role — like the key players in space — has gradually changed and grown through the decades to the extent that today it could be argued that space activities have become an essential driver of and actor in the democratic process. This event has been organised to mark 30 years of cooperation between the European Space Agency and the European University Institute together with the depositing of the ESA archives with the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU). The session will provide an insight into space activities and their role in promoting democracy, with a particular focus on Europe, and will present the new digitised collections of the historical archives of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) and the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO), joint forerunners of the European Space Agency.

The event is a side event of the EUI State of the Union 2019.

Sala A.De Gasperi Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala A.De Gasperi Villa Salviati

Since their development in the mid-20th Century, space activities have played a key role in the balancing of political and technological power among world- and space-leading countries; this role — like the key players in space — has gradually changed and grown through the decades to the extent that today it could be argued that space activities have become an essential driver of and actor in the democratic process. This event has been organised to mark 30 years of cooperation between the European Space Agency and the European University Institute together with the depositing of the ESA archives with the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU). The session will provide an insight into space activities and their role in promoting democracy, with a particular focus on Europe, and will present the new digitised collections of the historical archives of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) and the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO), joint forerunners of the European Space Agency.

The event is a side event of the EUI State of the Union 2019.


Location:
Sala A.De Gasperi Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Historical Archives

Type:
Conference

Contact:
Micol Visciano - Send a mail

Attachment:
Programme

Links:
European Space Agency
Historical Archives of the European Union
 
 
 

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