Bucharest, Romania

Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector

when 22 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 100

The fourth edition of Energy Policy Group’s summer school will be held online between 26-30 July 2021, with a focus on “Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector”. Due to the special conditions regarding travelling and in-person meetings that persist this year too because of the COVID-19 pandemic, EPG Summer School will be organized exclusively online.

A thorough discussion of the oil and gas sector, with its challenges and prospects, as well as of alternative fuels (e-mobility, biofuels, natural gas and hydrogen) will be considered in order to initiate a dialogue about the future of transportation. Special attention will be given to digitalization and smart technologies as well as to understanding the potential of energy efficiency to enable a secure and sustainable energy system while delivering environmental and social benefits.

This year’s edition touches upon how investments and financial flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development can be fostered through the economic recovery packages. These decisions will shape economic and energy infrastructure for decades to come and will almost certainly determine whether the world has a chance of meeting its long-term energy and climate goals.

Course leader

Denisa Diaconu

Target group

The Summer School is targeted for master/PhD students and for young professionals (max. 35 years old), interested in or studying/working in the energy sector or related fields (e.g. economics, law, political science, environmental studies, etc.). 25 places are available for the 2021 edition of EPG Summer School.

Course aim

The energy sector is undergoing deep changes. These days, maybe more than ever, young professionals who are studying, working or are just interested in the energy field for its interconnections with the economy, society or environment, need a broader understanding of the sector’s modus operandi. To this purpose, global energy trends and policy making processes have to be addressed in their mutually influencing dynamics and assessed jointly with the energy sector’s greatest externality: climate emergency.

The summer school is one of EPG’s flagship learning programs designed for students and professionals at the start of their career to offer them a relevant insight into the prevailing challenges faced by the energy sector and the varying impacts of different prospective solutions. Consequently, a significant attention is given to decarbonization initiatives with renewables at the center of the transition to a less carbon-intensive and sustainable energy system.

Fee info

EUR 100: Fees

EUR 350 – Early Bird Call (8 – 28 February)
EUR 400 – Standard Call (1 – 31 March)
The fees include the educational program and course materials, catering during sessions, transport to all venues included in the program, social events within the program. The fees do not include transportation to/from Bucharest and accommodation.
EUR 150: Fees

EUR 100 – Early Bird Call (8 – 28 February)
EUR 150 – Standard Call (1 March – 10 April)