Energy Community Summer School 2019

Fourth Summer School 2019


Jagiellonian Univesity and AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland 


24 to 31 August 2019

Duration: 1 week
Organizer: Energy Community Secretariat
Credits: 3 ECTS (for masters students)
Application deadline: CLOSED: online only, by 31 March 2019 midnight CET

No tuition fee is required

Accommondation: Kraków, Poland 

this was 2019 Energy Community Summer School 

  • Programme

    Programme - aims and results

    For the fourth year in a row, the 2019 Energy Community Summer School gathered forty-one postgraduate students and young professionals to train and inspire the next generation of energy leaders. It examined the most pertinent issues that the energy sector faces today and what the future of energy will look like. Challenges such as an ever-changing geopolitical landscape, decarbonisation and the energy transition, price volatility as well as policy risks in emerging economies were discussed thoroughly throughout the week. This year’s Summer School took place from 24 August to 31 August 2019 at the Jagiellonian University and AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland.  

    The Summer School targets highly motivated postgraduate students (masters or PhD), researchers from all energy-related disciplines, young professionals from governmental institutions, companies, think tanks and NGOs. For the first time this year, the Summer School was open to up to five participants from outside the Energy Community Region. It is the Secretariat's goal to make the Summer School an experience for learning and connecting.

    In this year’s edition inspiring lectures given by renowned speakers granted the participants insights in the state of energy affairs and future scenarios. As in the previous editions, the 2019 Summer School programme was divided into five thematic days which provided the participants with a good starter kit for a life-long journey in the energy world. In addition, networking possibilities together with different cultural activities for exploiting the sights and culture of Krakow were an integral part of the programme.

  • Participants


    The fourth edition of Energy Community Summer School brought together 41 participants from 28 countries as well as many experts from the Energy Community Secretariat and guest speakers, all of them experts and practitioners in the energy field. The Summer School program consisted of 32 expert lectures, 5 mentors for the each of the days of the program.

    The final 41 participants were selected out of a pool of 190 online applications, all submitted to the Energy Community Secretariat by 31 March 2019. From the total of 190 applicants only 167 applicants from 38 different nationalities were classified as eligible for the program. As of May 2019, the Energy Community Summer School started sending out invitations to all selected applicants, offering them a possibility to participate in the 2019 Energy Community Summer School.

    As regards demographics, the 2019 Energy Community Summer School brought together 24 female and 17 male participants with an average age of 29 years. Having an academic degree was a precondition for a successful applicant; 33 participants had a Masters’ degree, whilst 8 participants were in possession of a PhD diploma.

    On the last day, all 41 participants took part to an anonymous satisfaction survey.

    Description share (%) of very good / very satisfactory
    organizational aspects 81 %
    venue 76 %
    met my expectations (in general) 73 %
    case studies 68 % 
    working materials 60 % 


  • Partners

    Energy Community Summer School Partners

    The project was organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with the Visegrad Fund, Jagiellonian Univesity and AGH University of Science and Technology from Kraków, Poland. 

    Polis University, Tirana; Comenius University, Bratislava; Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Masaryk University, Brno and REKK, Budapest have acted as project partners since 2016.




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

    Project partners