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Central European Energy Conference (CEEC) 2021

Central European Energy Conference (CEEC) 2021

The aim of the 15th CEEC conference is to discuss the upcoming changes in energy sector. The consequences of Covid-19 pandemic created an opportunity to speed up necessary changes of energy sector. The conference will discuss the opportunities brought by the Recovery Facility in V4 countries and will pay special attention to emissions reduction in cities, new developments in energy storage, rail sector, and decarbonisation in industry.
Barbora Legényová Juraj Sýkora Jitka Ivančíková Alexander Duleba Peter Brezáni Veronika Oravcová Matúš Mišík

The purpose of the annual CEEC conference is to discuss and assess 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. For information about past an – nual conferences, please visit the CEEC website: www.ceec.sk.

For several years now, the energy debate has been strongly linked to climate issues, and this has been reflected in previous CEECs. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to accelerate the adoption of “green measures” and the necessary energy sector changes.

At the 15th CEEC, we will be discussing the European Recovery and Resilience Facility in the V4 and the main features of the green recovery in these countries. The investments in decarbonisation and energy transformation that will be made in the coming years are key to improving the competitiveness of both Slovakia and Central Europe as a whole. They are intended to help local actors and start-ups get involved and with the deployment of green renewal innovations. The green renewal will of course affect various parts of the economy and local policies, and so there will be a panel discussion on mitigation and adaptation to climate change in cities and on “green solutions” in the railway sector. For the first time, there will be a separate panel discussion on decarbonisation and reducing emissions in industry and the forthcoming changes in this sector.

The panel discussions have been organised so that the speakers and moderators will be participating in person in the conference studio, and foreign speakers will be joining us virtually. This year, we will again be broadcasting the conference live on the CEEC website and on SFPA social media. Those who follow us online will also have an opportunity to participate.

Organizators:

Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

The conference is held under the auspices of Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Eduard Heger and Mayor of Bratislava the Capital City of the Slovak Republic Matúš Vallo.

The program of the conference and more detailed information can be found at ceec.sk/program.

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