The purpose of the annual CEEC conference is to assess and discuss topical issues relating to energy and climate policy in Central Europe in an EU policy development context. The CEEC conference has two ambitions: first, to bring together leading stakeholders from Central Europe’s energy sector, and second, to help find better energy and climate policy solutions for the EU and for Central Europe. The first annual CEEC conference was held in November 2007. The 10th and 11th CEEC conferences were held in tandem with the SET Plan conference as part of the official programme of the Slovak and Estonian Presidencies of the Council of the EU, in the second half of 2016 and 2017. The 12th conference in 2018 was held in conjunction with the V4 energy ministers summit during Slovakia’s V4 Presidency. The 13th conference formed part of the official programme of the 2019 Slovak OSCE Presidency. During the 14th conference that was held during an unprecedented economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic the ministers discussed the priorities of the Slovak Recovery Plan for the first time.