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The Chairwoman of the Estonian chairmanship of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) is taking part in the parliamentarians’ programme of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), held in Australia. The Congress will bring together parliamentarians and space experts from around the world to share their knowledge and ideas about space technology and its business dimension.

Liisa Oviir says that the rapid development of space technologies will open up new opportunities for small countries and private businesses as well, and the Congress offers an important form of cooperation here. “It gives the parliamentarians and space experts a global forum to discuss the current and the future space technologies, their application, and legislative framework. Just like at the space conference in Estonia in November, one of the main topics here will also be how space related businesses and space technologies can be introduced better in everyday life,” Oviir said.

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is organised annually by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). This year, it will take place for the 68th time. The Federation unites experts and businesses of the field of space from around the world. Its purpose is to provide a platform that allows the experts, parliamentarians, and entrepreneurs to cooperate and share their knowledge and experiences.

This year Estonia is holding the rotating chairmanship of the EISC, which will bring two international events to Estonia. The EISC Plenary Session will be held in Tallinn on 6–7 November. The programme will include issues related to legislation, e-society, and sustainable space policy. The first event of the Estonian chairmanship of the EISC will be held at Tartu Observatory.

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