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Central European Energy Conference
november 19 @ 7:30 am - november 20 @ 2:30 pm
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Venue: Sheraton Bratislava Hotel (address: Pribinova 12, 811 09 Bratislava; http://www.sheratonbratislava.sk/)
Organizers: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of SR, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of SR and the Representation of the European Commission in SR.
The conference is held under auspices of Minister of Economy of SR Peter Žiga and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of SR Miroslav Lajčák. It is part of the Official Program of Slovakia’s Presidency of the Visegrad Four (July 2018 – June 2019).
Description: The purpose of the series of the annual CEEC conferences is to evaluate and discuss topical issues of both energy policy and energy security in Central Europe in the context of the developing EU energy policy. The ambition of the CEEC conference is twofold: first, to bring together leading stakeholders from the energy sector in the region of Central Europe, and second, to contribute to finding better solutions for the energy policy of the EU and the countries of Central Europe. The first annual CEEC conference was held in November 2007. The 10th and 11th CEEC conferences were conjoined with the SET Plan conference held within the official program of the Slovak and Estonian Presidencies of the EU Council in the second half of 2016 and 2017 respectively.
The aim of the 12th annual CEEC 2018 conference is to examine prospects for creating the Energy Union from the perspective of the Visegrad countries. Furthermore, the conference aims to assess the consequences of global energy trends on both energy security and economic competitiveness of the EU and, in particular, the region of Central Europe. It will pay special attention to the process of development of gas infrastructure in the region of Central Europe, development trends in electricity markets, cleaner mobility, energy efficiency, transmission, decarbonisation and R&I in the field of energy. Thematic dinner sessions of the conference will also include other specific topics that are central to present developments in the energy sector of the EU and the region of Central Europe.