After careful consideration, the Secretariat, in collaboration with a network of academic and research institutions from the participating countries, has finalized the selection of participants for the upcoming 2023 Energy Community Summer School. Out of the 166 applications received, 133 applicants met the selection criteria, and from those, the 48 most qualified individuals were chosen.
With a strong commitment to maintaining gender and geographical balance, the selected participants represent an equal distribution between men and women from 28 different countries. These participants possess diverse backgrounds, including government, postgraduate studies, research institutions, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Among the selected participants, thirty hold a master's degree (or are currently enrolled in a master's program), ten possess a PhD, and eight are journalists with expertise in the field of energy.
Scheduled to take place from August 19th to 26th, 2023, this year’s Energy Community Summer School will be hosted at the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade, Serbia. This event is organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in collaboration with the Visegrad Fund, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES SOE), and the University of Belgrade. The program offers a combination of theoretical modules and practical training, involving case studies and simulated scenarios, designed to enhance the participants' knowledge and skills. These interactive training sessions will be facilitated by distinguished academics, experts, and practitioners in the field of energy.
Since 2016, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Comenius University in Bratislava, Masaryk University in Brno, REKK in Budapest, and Polis University in Tirana have been project partners for this initiative.