The 5th European Space Generation Workshop

“Space for Earth and Humanity”


October 30th-31st, 2020


Due to the current global health situation associated with COVID-19, the European Space Generation Workshop is postponed to the 30th and 31st October 2020.

The safety of our event attendees is our top priority and we have been monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully. Based on the most up to date policies involving travel and event attendance, and in consideration of general public health and safety, the E-organizing team has decided to reschedule the event.

The E-SGW 2020 will now be taking place on the 30th and 31st of October, 2020. We are also organizing some visits to space facilities in the Madrid region on the 29th October.

This has been a very difficult decision but we think it is the most responsible one. We want to ensure a great quality event, and the participation of the delegates, speakers and sponsors. The organizing team of the E-SGW is still working hard to make the 5th E-SGW 2020 an event to remember! We can’t wait to meet you in Madrid in October!

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The European Space Generation Workshop (E-SGW) is a two day international event that aims to bring together students and young professionals to think and collectively create Europe’s future in space.

The fifth edition of the European Space Generation Workshop will take place in Madrid on October 30th and 31st, 2020. During the time spent in Madrid, delegates will get the opportunity to share ideas on sustainable space applications, a topic the interest in which has substantially increased over the past few years.

During this two day event 120 students and young professionals (aged 18-35) will discuss and shape together the future of space in Europe. There will be talks and panels by experts and professionals from the leading European companies and agencies, and working groups where the participants will discuss about diverse space topics moderated by industry experts. It is a great opportunity for young space enthusiasts to learn about the latest space developments and to engage and discover the opportunities in the space field, as well as for the organizations to capture talent and obtain an insight on innovative ideas and the opinion of the next generation of space professionals.

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Space for Earth and Humanity

The organizing team of the 5th European Space Generation Workshop held in Madrid 2020 has selected “Space for Earth and Humanity” as the overarching focus of the different working groups. Concerns for our climate and environment have never been as pressing and current as now. We aspire to highlight and discuss sustainable solutions in this year’s edition of the E-SGW: how space applications can be used and/or developed not only to continue supporting our modern, digital and connected societies but also to help shape a modern clean and sustainable world.  

The vast majority of today’s space applications are not developed for deep space exploration but for life here on Earth. It is 2020, a new decade is ahead of us, let’s take this to the next level and use space applications to ensure we can all have a bright future on this planet!

Attendees application

The applications for the E-SGW 2020 are now closed.

The event is expected to gather a total of 120 international students and young professionals (aged 18-35 years). The selection of participants (also known as delegates) will be based on the registration form adequacy taking into account criteria such as motivation, delegate contribution to space activities, background and gender equality. Once the applicants have been selected (beginning of March), registration through Eventbrite will open to secure the spot and pay the E-SGW 2020 ticket. 

9 scholarships are available to support attendees to the event, and its application will open up in the same date as the delegates application.

The event also highlights its side event the 3rd Congress of Space Engineering (III Congreso de Ingeniería Espacial), the local Space Congress organized by the Instituto de la Ingeniería de España (IIE) and the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos (COIAE), taking place from the 27th to the 29th of October 2020, also in Madrid, Spain.