The conference aimed at initiating dialogue between governmental representatives from the region of South East Europe on the potential benefits of regional cooperation in the field of energy policies. The gains to be anticipated as a result of coordinated and cooperative approach to energy policies in the region were discussed with a specific attention to several topics: natural gas and electricity markets, electricity generation, renewables deployment and energy efficiency. This allowed participants to express concerns as well as share information on the prospects to use existing cross-border initiatives to advance regional energy policy cooperation. Discussions focused on the mechanisms for regional cooperation in the field of energy policies in light of EU’s energy objectives (Energy Union) and national and regional energy interests in South East Europe.
Final Policy Proposal:
Effective Regional Energy Policy Cooperation in South East Europe: A Proposal, by Christian Egenhofer, Anna Dimitrova & Julian Popov
- Challenges in delivering energy efficiency – the role of regional cooperation, by Bilyana Chobanova, Senior energy efficiency expert, Energy Charter Secretariat
- Electricity Cooperation and Regional Trade, by Atanas Georgiev, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski"
- The energy case of South-Eastern Europe, by Julian Popov Fellow, European Climate Foundation
- Along the Energy Streams: Competition and Cooperation in South East Europe, by Martin Vladimirov, Energy Analyst, Centre for the Study of Democracy
- The EU agenda for energy markets and opportunities for South East Europe, by Fabio Genoese, Research Fellow, CEPS
- Towards a South East Europe Agenda for Regional Energy Policy Cooperation, by Christian Egenhofer, Director, Energy Climate House (ECH)