Bucharest, Romania

Europe 2040: Smart Energy Systems for a Sustainable Future

when 1 July 2024 - 5 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 600

In an intensive 5-day program, the summer school offers insight into the challenges faced by today’s energy sector and the impacts of different prospective solutions. Through seminars and lectures, more than 15 speakers (reputed scholars, international experts, and practitioners from leading energy companies) explore critical questions on future of energy systems in the perspective of Europe in 2040.

As many of the summer school topics will be approached from a policy perspective, ideal candidates can be: employees of international organisations, public affairs professionals in business organisations, policy advocates from NGOs, researchers within universities, research institutes and think-tanks etc.

Programme activities:
- Introductory webinars before the summer school starts
- Expert-run sessions on energy and climate policy
- Board discussion based on pre-assign readings
- Energy and Climate Workshop
- Energy documentary screening
- Field trips to energy facilities, such as: wind/ solar power plants, high voltage electrical substation, energy efficient and smart building
- Social event

Programme outcomes. By the end of this programme, participants will be able to:
- identify the main elements of the EU’s energy and climate policy framework;
- develop a comprehensive view of the main energy and climate policy instruments at EU level;
- recognise the most relevant challenges the EU faces on its path towards climate neutrality by 2050;
- critically assess the impact of different energy and climate policy instruments;
- enhance their knowledge through peer-to-peer learning and hands-on experience;
- be part of an outstanding network of energy and climate professionals.

Course leader

EPG experts and international guests.

Target group

The summer school is targeted for master/PhD students and young professionals (max. 35 years old) studying/working in the energy sector or other related fields (economics, law, political sciences, environmental studies etc.).

Course aim

The goal of the program is to equip students and professionals with the appropriate tools to better analyze the energy sector and its complex interconnections with the climate system and the natural resources industries. The summer school is also a great opportunity to debate, interact, and build a sense of community that can afterwards facilitate a cross-disciplinary and cross-border collaboration to deploy the energy transition goals.

Fee info

EUR 600: Apply to our Early Bird call until 31 March for a 400 EUR fee.

The participation fees include:
Lunches and coffee breaks
Transportation to Constanța
Accomodation in Constanța
Printed materials
Social event drinks and meal