The Vienna Forum on European Energy Law, a joint initiative of the Energy Community Secretariat andEnergy Union Law Area of the Florence School of Regulation (RSCAS, EUI) will inspire and promote the discussion on the energy issues currently facing the EU and its neighbouring countries. Each year, the forum has drawn a considerable level of interest and has successively grown, bringing together representatives from EU institutions, academics, and representatives from regulatory authorities alongside industry members and energy-focused law firms and consultancies. A great networking opportunity besides everything else.
The forum will start on Thursday with an open evening reception focusing on the critical issue of the future of gas transit to Europe through Ukraine, an Energy Community Contracting Party. On Thursday, we will also launch the first edition of a Vienna Energy Dispute Resolution Forum. On Friday, we will shift focus from geopolitics to the legal and economic aspects of the great energy transition the European energy sectors are currently undergoing, or are about to embark on in the immediate future. This transition comes with profound changes and challenges for our societies and economies, for which also lawyers (in private practice, as inhouse counsel or in public authorities) should be prepared.