Today and tomorrow, Head of the Estonian delegation to the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC), Member of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Raivo Tamm participates in the EISC plenary session in Berlin, Germany. This year the plenary session focuses on the developments in the European space sector. Potential solutions to the issues relating to space will also be discussed.
“Representatives of the parliaments of different countries will come together to the plenary session to speak about the developments in the space sector and find solutions to the problems relating to space. The discussions will serve as an input to the European Space Agency (ESA) Council at ministerial level ‘On the road to Space 19+’,” Raivo Tamm said. Head of the Estonian delegation emphasised that Estonia wished to see the European space cooperation as strong, united and sustainable.
“Our country also has the opportunity to contribute to the developments in the space sector. We are known for our e-services and cyber security, which can be applied in the space sector. For example, encryption of data could be used in the space sector to ensure cyber security,” Tamm added.
This year, Germany holds the rotating chairmanship of the EISC. Estonia was the presiding country in 2017.
The European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) was established in 1999. National parliaments of the member states of the European Union and/or of the European Space Agency that have created a parliamentary body dealing with space affairs are eligible for full membership. The organisation has 12 full members and one associate member.
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