International Space Forum at Ministerial Level (ISF)

Launched in 2015, by the IAF Vice President for Science and Academic Relations, the International Space Forum represents an annual gathering at Ministerial Level aiming to encourage a global and local discussion and debate on the necessity of promoting a greater involvement of Universities and national Academies into space activities.

The International Space Forum (ISF) at the Ministerial level is an international initiative launched in 2016 by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) jointly with the Italian Space Agency (ASI).

Each year organized in collaboration with a local partner, the ISF is a well-established joint ASI-IAF initiative that is traveling around the world to address each time different regions and promote greater involvement of the local community in space activities and programs, with the ultimate goal of finding better and local space solutions to global challenges.

The International Space Forum is addressed to Ministers and Authorities in charge of space activities, as well as to Heads of Space Agencies and representatives of Academia and Research community. Space agencies of the rest of the world and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are also invited as observers.

The ISF aims at stimulating fruitful discussions between Ministers and Authorities of the specific regions on the opportunity to take common actions and launch joint initiatives to increase the participation of their scientific and academic institutions, as well as the private players in space activities, to contribute to meet the needs of the local communities and develop their capacities and abilities.

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