The Hague Code of Conduct and Space

On 3 June 2019, the FRS conducted a Side Event on the Hague Code of Conduct and Space, in the margins of the HCoC Annual Regular Meeting in Vienna.

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Mr Georgios KRITIKOS, Deputy Head of Division, Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control, European External Action Service

Priorities for the HCoC and applications in the field of space


  • Amb. Ann-Sofie NILSSON, Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden, Outgoing HCoC Chair
  • Amb. Kjersti Ertresvaag ANDERSEN, Ambassador of Norway to Austria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, Incoming HCoC Chair

HCoC and Space: evolutions and challenges of confidence-building measures in the field of space


  • Ms Carine CLAEYS, Acting Special Envoy for Space and Head of the EEAS Space Task Force, European External Action Service
  • Mr Niklas HEDMAN, Chief, Committee Services and Research Section, Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office
  • Mr Paul WOHRER, Research Fellow, FRS


  • The HCoC and space
  • Evolution in space technologies and their impact on an instrument like the HCoC
  • Confidence building measures and the peaceful use of space