Dates : From October 2013 to present

Occupation or position held : Consultant

Main activities and responsibilities :

Research and analysis in the domain of European space policy and programs, high technologies and their political-strategic aspects. Participation, coordinaton and managment to studies and research projects at national and European level.

Dates : From June 2009 to October 2013

Occupation or position held  : Researcher

Main activities and responsibilities :

Research activities, studies and publications for institutional and private space actors and stakeholders at national and European level. Organization of and participation in international workshops.

Domains of research and expertise : European Space Policy and Programs; European Defence and Security Market and Industry; Italian Defence and Space Policy.

Participation as partner or coordinator in the following recent research projects :

  • projects funded by the Europeqn Commission:
    • BRIDGES (7th FP) “Building relationships and interactions to develop GMES for European security”
    • C-SPACE (7th FP) “Conditions for space policy and related action plan consolidation in Europe”
    • CRESCENDO (7th FP) – “Coordination action on risks, evolution of threats and context assessment by an enlarged network for an R&D roadmap”
    • EU-US Security Studies
  • Coordination and participation to studies funded by
    • European Space Agency : studies concerning SSA governance and data policy (2007); integrated applications (2010); governance in the sector of European launchers (2013)
    • Council of the European Union : implementation of council decision in support to the HCoC (Hague Code of Conduct on balistic missile Proliferation), (2009-2011)
  • at national level, research studies funded by
    • French Ministry of Defence : concerning EC defense pakage, military space cooperation, italian defense and security policy
    • CSFRS, Conseil superieur pour la formation et la recherche strategique : concerning the weaponization of space

Name and address of employer :  Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique(FRS) – 4 bis rue des Pâtures, 75009 Paris

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Dates : From September 2006 to June 2009

Occupation or position held : Research Assistant and then Researcher

Main activities and responsibilities :

Research activities and studies mainly for European institutional clients (European Commission, European Parliament, European Space Agency)

Domain of research and expertise : European Space Policy and programs; Common Security and Defence Policy; Italian space and defence policy.

Name and address of employer : Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Via Angelo Brunetti 9, 00186 Rome

Dates: From April to May 2015

Title: Auditeur IHEDN, Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale


­ principal subjects: national and international defense policies, military studies, geostrategy

­ visits to defense institutions and companies

­ working groups for the elaboration of a defense related topics

Name of the organisation providing education and training : Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale

Dates : From September 1999 to June 2004

Title of qualification awarded : Master degree in Political Sciences

Principal subjects/occupational, skills covered : International public law, History, Institutional and Constitutional Studies, Sociology, Economics

Name of the organisation providing education and training : Università degli studi di Milano, Faculty of Political Sciences

Level in national or international classification : 110 / 110

Dates : From September 2004 to June 2005

Title of qualification awarded : Master II “International strategic and military studies”

Principal subjects : International Relations and European Studies. Defence Policy, Defence Institutions and Industry. Strategic and Military Studies and Doctrine.


Name of the organisation providing education and training : Università degli Studi di Milano and Centro Alti studi della Difesa, Rome

From April to May 2015 : IHEDN (Institut des Hautes études de défense nationale) 200° regional session (Bordeaux-Pau)

From April to June 2006 : “Questions de défense”, training course (IRIS, Paris)

From September 2004 to June 2005 : “Legal adviser for the Armed Forces”, training course and diploma (Istituto Superiore di Stato Maggiore Interforze, Rome)

March 2005 : “COCIM : Civil-Military Cooperation”; training course, (Istituto Superiore di Stato Maggiore Interforze, Rome and Sarajevo (Bosnie).

Mother tongues : Spanish and Italian

Other languages : English, French

Social skills and competences : 

Ability to work in a team or autonomously, gained through my experience in participating to transnational and collaborative research projects Ability to listen and understand others’ points of view and positions, ability to interact and communicate within international formal and informal contexts and in different languages, gained through my experience in the OSCE as intern and in international-oriented think tanks.

Organisational skills and competences :

Capacity to organize and manage research projects, also under pressure;
Capacity to manage a team and delegate responsibilities;
Capacity to organize seminars and events (logistics, invitation of international audience).

Computer skills and competences :  Good command of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Power Point, Excel)

o Code of conduct on space activities : unsolved critiques and the question of its identity, Lucia Marta, Note FRS N 26/2015, 17 décembre 2015, 8 p

o The European Space Surveillance and Tracking Service at the crossroad, in “Defense&Industries” n°5, October 2015

o The role of the European Commission in framing the European space policy (Marta and Stephenson), in Hoerber T., Stephenson P. (eds.), “European Space Policy”, Routledge,London, 2015.

o European institutional satellite programs in Schrogl KU, et altri (eds), “Handbook of Space Security. Policies, Applications and Programs”, 2015.

o National visions of European Space Governance : Elements for a new institutional architecture, Space Policy, n°29 (2013)

o L’avenir de Vega : quel marché et quels défis pour le nouveau lanceur européen ?, Note de la FRS, 03/2012

o Perceptions italiennes sur la coopération spatiale militaire avec la France (Printemps 2011), Note de la FRS, 9/2011 – An adapted version of this article was published also on “Risk: Quaderni di geostrategia” , Rome, 01/2012

o Allarme sul programma spaziale europeo, Affarinternazionali, 09/2011

o The security market in the EU and the United States: features and trends, Lucia Marta and Hélène Masson, in “EU-US security strategies: comparative scenarios and recommendations”, CSIS, 05/2011, pp. 111-126.

o The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation: “Lessons Learned” for the European Union Draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, ESPI Perspectives 34, 06/2010

o Europe’s approach to Space situational Awareness: a proposal, Lucia Marta and Giovanni Gasparini, in “Yearbook on Space Policy”, ESPI, SpringerWienNewYork, 2009.

o National Security Strategies: the Italian case, Federica Di Camillo and Lucia Marta, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid, WP 39/2009.

o The Italian Contribution to UNIFIL II, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid, 2009.

o Le nuove minacce, Risk : quaderni di geostrategia, a. 9., n. 49, 12/2008

o Il controllo degli investimenti stranieri nel nascente mercato europeo della difesa e sicurezza: la Spagna, ed. by M. Nones et G. Gasparini, CEMISS, 2008.

o Galielo, il nodo della partnership pubblico-privato, Il Sole 24 Ore, Speciale Aerospazio, 14/07/2008

o La convergence entre sécurité et défense: implications et défis, Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes, Strasbourg, 2008.

o Spazio, l’incognita dei fondi pubblici, in AffarInternazionali, 29/10/2008

o Le missioni italiane all’estero: Afghanistan e Libano, Lucia Marta, Nicoletta Pirozzi and Natalino Ronzitti, in “L’Italia e la politica internazionale”, Il Mulino, 2008.

o Study on a suitable governance and data policy models for a European Space Situational Awareness (SSA) system, Study conducted by the FRS (coordinator of a team of European partners), 06/2008

o Alla ricerca della difesa europea, Diritto e Libertà, a. 8., n. 13, Rome, 2007.

o Il processo di integrazione del mercato della difesa europeo e le sue implicazioni per l’Italia, Michele Nones and Lucia. Marta, Contributi di Istituti di ricerca specializzati N. 82, Senato della Repubblica, Rome, 2007.

o È la fiducia la prima vittima della crisi del trattato Cfe, AffarInternazionali, 25/07/2007