Lithuania, Vilnius

Energy Security

when 13 July 2019 - 20 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 450

The field of energy security is undergoing significant transition marked with global and regional initiatives aimed to go forward a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy and the European Union’s (EU) ambition to take a leading position on this matter. The EU's initiative and continuous determination to create a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy has created a new momentum to bring about the transition to a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy.

After three years of the sustainable development of the Energy Union we witness significant progress made in the field of energy security. And indeed, since the initiative of the Energy Union is launched Lithuania together with its regional partners have made a significant contribution to the achievement of its goals, most important of which are the integration of the EU energy market and enhancement of its energy security by the diversification of energy routes and sources.

However, the EU is still facing some major challenges which may have negative impact on the achievement of its energy policy goals, most important of which are diversification of energy sources and routes, to ensure security of supply or enhance nuclear safety in the neighborhood. Such energy infrastructure project as Nord Stream 2 is not only threat to EU energy policy goals but also a threat to EU solidarity.

Course leader

Ms Jurgita Jakevičiūtė

Target group

Vilnius Summer School invites experts and scientists to share their knowledge and experience in the field of energy security with students and any other persons from abroad who might be interested in energy security issues.

Course aim

The course of Vilnius Summer School 2019 on energy security aims to provide you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about global energy tendencies and perspectives and how they correlate with regional and national developments of the European and the Baltic gas and electricity markets, as well as the remaining challenges the EU and the Baltic region faces in its efforts to enhance its energy security.

Credits info

2 EC
If you wish to receive credits for attending Vilnius Summer School, you need to negotiate the amount of credits with your university.

Fee info

EUR 450: Tuition fee with accommodation: 800 Eur

Tuition fee with accommodation includes complete course reading materials, accommodation and two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), student’s handbook, maps, field-trips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, dinners and other personal expenses.

Should you prefer to arrange accommodation yourself: 450 Eur

This tuition fee includes complete course reading materials, one meal per day (lunch), student’s handbook, maps, field-trips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, accommodation, dinners and other personal expenses.

The final deadline for receiving payments is 15 June 2019.

Scholarships

In order to guarantee their participation in Vilnius Summer School, students can also turn to their home institutions or local funding authorities. Most universities have scholarship funds to cover short summer courses connected to the student's fields of