The Fora embody the broadest discussion platforms within the Energy Community, where ongoing and future legal, regulatory and practical developments are discussed. The Energy Community fora have policy specific focus and take place once a year.
Whereas the Electricity and Gas Fora were established by the Energy Community Treaty, the Oil Forum was established by a Ministerial Council Decision in 2008. The Law Forum and the most recent Sustainability Forum (2017) and Dispute Resolution Forum (2018) convene on the basis of the Secretariat's initiative.
The Fora serve to advise Energy Community institutions and reinforce the implementation of the respective Energy Community acquis. The Fora adopt conclusions by consensus and forward them to the Permanent High Level Group.
Participation to the Fora is open to all relevant stakeholders. This includes representatives of government, industry, industry associations, regulators, donors, academia, consumer interest groups and civil society.