With the aim of strengthening cooperation among the think tanks of the Visegrad countries in the field of energy, as well as promoting dialogue between the academic sector and decision-makers in this area, REKK (HU) as coordinator, along with SFPA, the Instytut Jagielloński (PL) and AMO (CZ) as partners, have initiated in 2018 the launching of the V4 Energy Think Tank Platform (V4ETTP) as a permanent think tank cooperation platform focusing on energy. Since 2023 the Polish partner is the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW).
V4ETTP is a platform – permanent network – of think tanks facilitating energy-related and policy-oriented research and analysis with a regional focus, building on its member institutions’ expertise in energy studies. V4ETTP aims at engaging in structured cooperation with the V4 governments’ representatives covering energy, energy diplomacy and climate and, for sake of the openness to the Central European region, also whenever justified and agreed by the members, involving representatives from third countries represented on think-tanks´ and governments´ levels.
The Platform deals with energy policy issues which are highly relevant in the region.
Within the framework of this cooperation, 3-4 short regional policy papers are conducted each year, and the participants of the platform meet at 2-4 workshops to discuss actual energy policy issues.
In 2023, the following topics have been analysed:
- V4 Fiscal Response to the Energy Crisis
- Development of Renewables in V4 Countries: Managing Production Surpluses
- Changes in the gas sector
- Decarbonisation of the heating sector in the Visegrad countries
Budapest Workshop 2023: The Visegrad Four countries’ responses to the energy crisis, September 14.
Bratislava Workshop 2023: Session at the CEEC 2023
The V4 Energy Platform is operating thanks to the kind support of the International Visegrad Fund.