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The Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law is happy to announce that the applications to the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) Summer course on Space Law and Policy 2023 are now open! 

This year the Summer Course will be held in person, in Budapest, Hungary from the 20th to the 31st August 2023, on the overarching topic of "Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law". It will focus on:

  • International Space Law
  • National Space Legislation
  • Regional Initiatives for Space Traffic Management
  • EU & ESA Space Programmes
  • Telecom and Satellite Aspects
  • Legal regime of space resources exploration, exploitation and utilisation
  • Careers in Space Law
  • Sustainable Uses of Outer Space Activities 
  • International Space Cooperation
  • Export control 
  • Military Uses of Outer Space Activities

For a Draft Programme see: click here

Please note that students will be required to pay a course fee of 200 Euros, which will contribute to the accommodation organised and paid by the ECSL. 

For young professionals, the course fee is 600 Euros and does not include accommodation.

All participants will receive paid breakfast and lunch.

Both students and young professionals are expected to organise and pay their own transport, and are obliged to have a travel insurance for the duration of the course. The insurance should cover travel/third party liability. Participants are also expected to cover some local transportation and living costs, although some transportation and meals may also be covered by the ECSL or local partners.

For more information on the Course see:



As the National Point of Contact (NPoC) for Germany, we invite all German students and all students studying in Germany that are interested in taking part to send us an application to:  

Application Form Students (send to   click here

Application Form Young Professionals (send to  click here

Application for Tutors (send to  click here

Please keep in mind the Course is aimed at students and young professionals, and is not open to professionals. Students are individuals under the age of 35 who have not yet completed a higher level degree (Masters, LLM. etc.), whereby Young Professionals are individuals under the age of 35, who have completed a higher study and are for example PhD students or working professionals.  

Tutors are volunteers that will receive a chance to interact and engage with other young space enthusiasts, as well as some of the most prominent people in the field. You will gain tutoring experience and a chance to learn from all the lectures.Tutors are usually selected from previous years' Summer Course students, as they are familiar with the structure of an ECSL Summer Course and have experience of preparing and presenting a group project. This is by no means a requirement.



Model UN COPUOS at ESA Headquarters in Paris – 17-19 May 2023 – Application deadline 5 May 2023

Topic of the simulation and discussions: Space Sustainability

For three days, students and young professionals will get the chance to visit the new ESA headquarters in Paris, to receive specific coaching in debating and to test their skills by simulation a UN COPUOS session where a potential draft text on space sustainability will be discussed. In addition to preparatory webinars, there will be many activities planned on site such as interventions from industry professionals, gala dinners, and more.

Link to register:

Information on the simulation:   

Information on the topic:  

Application deadline 5 May 2023!