2nd Italian MVA Space Summer School

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2nd Italian MVA Space Summer School

July 20 @ 08:00 17:00

Introduction

The Moon Village Association (MVA) Italian associates and institutional partners orchestrated a remarkable Space Summer School in Italy to commemorate International Moon Day 2023 (See IAC Paper). Building upon the success of this inaugural event, we propose the second edition of the Italian MVA Space Summer School, scheduled for July 2024, coinciding with the celebration of International Moon Day 2024.

Continuation of Organizing Committee and Expansion

This edition will be characterized by the same organizing committee composed of Italian members of MVA. However, in a bid to enhance accessibility and participation, we plan to expand the in-person component of the school to other Italian cities such as Turin, Milan, Naples, and beyond. This expansion aims to engage a broader audience and foster greater collaboration across regions.

Objective and Background

The primary objective of the MVA Space Summer School is to foster collaboration among stakeholders including governments, industry, academia, and the public interested in lunar exploration. As an annual event coinciding with International Moon Day, the school serves as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable Moon exploration and utilization.

Highlights from the First Edition

The inaugural Italian MVA Space Summer School witnessed significant engagement, with over 70 participants from diverse backgrounds. A hybrid format allowed for both in-person and virtual participation, showcasing the event’s accessibility and global reach. Participants represented over 10 different countries across Europe, Asia, America, and Africa, illustrating the international character of the school.

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Expansion and Inclusivity

Expanding the in-person component to additional Italian cities aims to further enhance inclusivity and accessibility. By offering multiple locations, we aim to accommodate participants from various regions and backgrounds, fostering a more diverse and vibrant learning environment.

Interdisciplinary Approach

The MVA Space Summer School embodies a high level of interdisciplinarity, covering a wide range of subjects relevant to space exploration. From economics and governance to science and technology, the program provides participants with a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities in space exploration.

In conclusion, the second edition of the Italian MVA Space Summer School in July 2024 promises to build upon the success of its predecessor. By expanding the in-person component to additional Italian cities, maintaining a high level of interdisciplinarity, and incorporating feedback from participants, we aim to create a dynamic and inclusive learning experience that fosters collaboration and innovation in lunar exploration.

Join us in celebrating International Moon Day 2024 and shaping the future of space exploration!