AIMS AND PRINCIPLES
Initiated by the Energy Community Secretariat in autumn 2015, the Energy Community Summer School aims to promote the development of participants’ competences in all topics related to energy through a dedicated multi-disciplinary programme. With the help of the school, participants are 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 is supported by a network of academic and research institutions from the Energy Community and beyond.
It targets highly motivated postgraduate students (masters or PhD), researchers from all energy-related disciplines, young professionals from governmental institutions, companies, think tanks and NGOs from the Energy Community region. Participation in the Summer School is free for all participants (including tuition and accommodation costs). Travel costs are borne by the participants.
As regards hosting the school, a rotational principle applies; each Contracting Party is to take turns in acting as a host of the venue. Tirana, Albania was the location of the first Energy Community Summer School in September 2016.
To be considered for admission, applicants must be:
- maximum 35 years of age or younger*,
- fluent in written and spoken English,
- a citizen of one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Turkey.
The second Energy Community Summer School is scheduled to take place in the second half of August 2017. The Secretariat will launch the call for the 2017 Energy Community Summer School applications in January 2017.
Mr. Adrian JASIMI
Energy Community Summer School Coordinator
* The applicant should at most turn 35 years old by the end of the Summer School week