Energy Community Summer School 2021

Fifth Summer School 2021

In June 2020, the Secretariat informed all participants and speakers about the postponement of the 2020 Summer School to next year. 

This decision did not influence the selection of the successful candidates and the Secretariat guaranteed each chosen candidate a place in the 2021 Energy Community Summer School edition. As a result, no new application period was opened for the 2021 Summer School. Moreover, it was decided that the 2021 Summer School edition will take place in Vienna.

Fifth Summer School 2021 

Venue: The Vienna University, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

21 - 28 August 2021

Duration: 1 week
Organizer: Energy Community Secretariat
Credits: 3 ECTS (for masters students)
Application deadline: closed
Fees: No tuition fee is required
Accommodation: MlLESTON Oesterreich GmbH, 1020 Wien, Austria
  • Syllabus


    Like in the past four years, the Energy Community Summer School focuses on energy sectors in transition, in particular in South Eastern and Eastern Europe. The programme takes into account the broader geographical context in Europe and possibly beyond and will go beyond a mere training programme for energy-related topics. It allows participants to understand the energy sectors in their full complexity and provide them a platform for exchange and contribution to shaping the sectors’ future.

    The Summer School will cover

    • scientific,
    • legal,
    • economic,
    • cultural,
    • political as well as,
    • technical aspects

    of the energy supply chain and include both theoretical elements and practical training through case studies and mock cases.  The best group will receive an award.

    The Energy Community Summer School programme will offer a combination of course work, guest lectures and social / cultural activities. During the training, participants will attend lectures taught by high-level scholars from academia as well as experts and practitioners from  leading energy companies etc. The social / cultural activities include a welcome reception and a guided tour of the city of Vienna sites.

  • Benefits


    Benefits of attending the Energy Community Summer School:

    • ECTS credits1 - the Energy Community Summer School is accredited in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System. Students participating in the Summer School will have a chance to earn 3 ECTS points.
    • Experience abroad - studying in a different country is a great experience and gives the possibility to gain international experience, which is important for the job market etc.
    • Get to know the countries of the Energy Community, their culture and people in addition to their energy sectors – the Summer School will not only be about academic experience, but will also give the participants the opportunity to get to know fellows from different countries and experience different cultures.
    • Knowledge outcome – after finalising the Summer School, the participants will better understand the science, policy and regulation of energy markets in transition. They will understand the challenges behind the implementation of European aspects of energy law and regulation and be able to combine different disciplines and approaches underpinning energy-related projects and reforms.

    1 Students who wish to receive ECTS credits will need to contact their university. The approval of the credits as well as their exact amount depends on the decision of the students' home institution.

  • Partners

    Energy Community Summer School Partners

    The 2021 edition is organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with the Visegrad Fund (IVF) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES SOE). 

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




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

    Project partners