Energy Community Summer School 2018

Third Summer School 2018


Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Ruđera Boškovića b.b. 21000 Split, Croatia


25 August to 1 September 2018

Duration: 1 week
Organizer: Energy Community Secretariat
Credits: 3 ECTS (for masters students)
Application deadline: online only, by 31 March 2018

No tuition fee is required

Accommondation: Studentski Centar Split, Cvite Fiskovića 3, 21000 Split (3 min. walk to the faculty)
  • Programme

    Programme - aims and results

    For the third year in a row, the 2018 Energy Community Summer School gathered forty postgraduate students and young professionals to train and inspire the next generation of energy leaders. The programme/agenda was set to take into account the broader geographical context in Europe and to go beyond a comprehensive training programme. With a prime aim to deepen the participants’ understanding, the programme helped the participants to comprehend the energy sectors in their full complexity and provided them a platform of interaction, exchange and networking.

    Focusing on energy sectors in transition, the 2018 Summer School will examine the economic, technical, legal and political dimensions of energy sector governance. Featuring more than 35 interactive lectures and additional group works, this year’s curriculum was enriched by brand new lectures on energy systems of the future and challenges of the energy transition. In addition, new case studies shed light on pipeline politics and new generation infrastructure financing. 

    The Energy Community Summer School participants are the beneficiaries of energy market reform in the future and have an essential role to play in ensuring that the right steps are taken now, in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve quality of life and reduce energy costs for consumers in the future.

  • Participants


    The 3rd Energy Community Summer School was organized in Split, Croatia, starting from the 25th August 2018 until 1st September 2018. The project was widely promoted in advance in order to attract a wider geographical representation of highly skilled, educated and motivated young professionals. As a result of this approach a record number of 269 applications received, 241 applicants met and fulfilled the selection criteria, of which, through in-depth analysis of their educational background, professional working experience and energy related policy papers submitted, the 40 most qualified were selected to participate in the 2018 Energy Community Summer School.

    The 40 selected participants represented 26 nationalities coupled with a wide variety of backgrounds, including post-graduate studies; research institutions; government bodies; private sector; academia and many other. 29 of the 2018 Summer School participants held a Master’s and 11 a PhD degree. 

    2018 Energy Community Summer School participants by nationality

  • Partners

    Energy Community Summer School Partners

    The project is organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with the Visegrad Fund and the Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE), which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

    Polis University, Tirana; Comenius University Bratislava; Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Masaryk University, Brno and REKK, Budapest act as project partners since 2016. DOOR and Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split joined the team of partners in 2018.



    The project is organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with:

    Project partners