A Coherent European Procurement Law and Policy for the Space Sector

ab 44,90 

Stephan Hobe, Mahulena Hofmannová, Jan Wouters (eds.)

Towards a Third Way

ISBN 978-3-643-10911-8
Band-Nr. 22
Jahr 2010
Seiten 512
Bindung gebunden
Reihe Kölner Schriften zum internationalen und europäischen Recht. Cologne Studies in International and European Law


Space is a matter of strategic importance and in need of concerted action
by the European space actors. Distinct approaches to public procurement
must not hamper the cooperation between the European Space Agency, the
European Union and their respective Member States. The study provides a
toolbox for space procurement that addresses specificities of this sector.
Each tool is assessed in light of policy objectives, market conditions and
the legal frameworks of the European Union and the European Space Agency.
A discussion on selected means of policy implementation other than
procurement, so-called Extra-Procurement Instruments, complements this
toolbox. The Third Way in European space procurement caters for both
coherence and flexibility needs and is intended to serve policy-makers as
they finally make „Europe in Space“ a reality.