After five successful events in the Republic of Korea (2009), in Czech Republic (2010), in South Africa (2011), in Italy (2012) and in China (2013), the International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) sixth International Meeting for Members of Parliaments will be held this year in Jerusalem at the IAC 2015.
The IAF is a non-governmental organisation that gathers all actors of the space sector, both institutional and private, on a global scale. The Federation’s main objective is to disseminate knowledge about space technology and to foster international cooperation.
In order to pursue this objective, the IAF organises an annual Meeting for Members of Parliaments to provide a forum for informal discussions with the international space community (governmental representatives, space agencies, industry, universities, engineers and scientists). The event offers an opportunity for parliamentarians from governing and non-governing parties to discuss the potential of current and future space technologies to deal with key topics of major and global interest.
The one-day programme offers keynote speech and all parliamentarians will be given the opportunity to make a statement on the developments and plans in their home country and to engage in a discussion with the other participants.