Christophe VENET

Research Associate


Christophe Venet was Research Assistant and then Associate Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) from 2009 to 2010. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Political Science, Tübingen University (Germany). Christophe Venet graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg and holds a Masters degree in peace studies and international politics from Tübingen University. He also spent an academic exchange year at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). He is a PhD candidate at Sciences Po Paris. His dissertation deals with EU policy in the field of space and security, focusing on the actorness of Europe and on interests and norms underlying the policy processes within the European Space Policy.

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Due to the wide number of space applications solving earthly problems in a broad range of issue-areas, space activities have a clear political dimension. In this article, the origins and causes of this increasing political relevance of space after the end of the Cold War are shown. The...


The purpose of this article is to analyse the impact of the financial and economic crisis on the space sector from a political point of view. Its focus is on the institutional space sector rather than on commercial space activities. In addition, Europe is placed at the centre of the analysis...

By: Christophe VENET, Kai-Uwe SCHROGL

The article provides an overview of the impact the policy framework for space activities has on commercial activities in Europe. It shows that the development of a space policy framework on the European level has, from the beginning, aimed at furthering commercial space activities and...

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