Dokumentation - EU’s Role in speeding up energy transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

Dokumentation – EU’s Role in speeding up energy transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine



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22. November 2018 – Eine Kooperation der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung mit Balkan Green Foundation, E3G, veranstaltet von MEP Rebecca Harms und Benedek Javor

Zwar hängt der Erfolg der Energiewende in den Westbalkan-Ländern und in der Ukraine vor allem vom politischen Willen vor Ort ab. Dennoch kann die EU entscheidende Bedingungen für einen dynamischen Wandel und eine erfolgreiche Modernisierung schaffen.

English version

Obviously, the destiny of sustainable transition of Western Balkan and Eastern European economies is above all in control of the respective countries themselves. Still, the EU is in a decisive position to create conditions for a dynamic of change and a successful modernisation.

OPENING REMARKS with short statements from:

– Robert Sperfeld, Heinrich Böll Foundation
– Benedek Javor, MEP Greens/EFA
– Mirjana Jovanović, Belgrade Open School – Serbia
– Denis Žiško, Center for Ecology and Energy – Bosnia and Herzegovina
– Janez Kopač , Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
– Iryna Holovko, Ecoaction, Ukraine

PANEL 1
High Carbon-Lock-In vs. Low Carbon Opportunity in the Western Balkans including 3 case studies from Western Balkan

Introduction / Moderation
– Visar Azemi, Balkan Green Foundation

Speakers
– Mirjana Jovanović, Belgrade Open School – Serbia
– B. Ejupi, Institute for Development Policy – Kosovo
– Denis Žiško, Center for Ecology and Energy – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Questions and Answers / Conclusions
– Visar Azemi, Balkan Green Foundation

PANEL II
Introduction / Moderation
– Ada Amon, E3G

Speakers
– Aleksandar Macura, RES Foundation, Serbia
Structural Strengths and Weaknesses of Energy Community and EU Accession Frameworks for Facilitation of Energy Sector Reforms
– Janez Kopač , Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
Pathways to win the Energy Transition in the Region
– Iryna Holovko, Ecoaction, Ukraine
Drivers and Challenges of Transition in Ukraine
– Colin Wolfe, Director General DG NEAR
The Role of Enlargement Negotiations Fostering Low Carbon Transition

Questions and Answers / Conclusions
– Ada Amon, E3G

SUMARY OF THE CONFERENCE
with short statements from:
– Robert Sperfeld, Heinrich Böll Foundation
– Benedek Javor, MEP Greens/EFA
– Mirjana Jovanović, Belgrade Open School – Serbia
– Denis Žiško, Center for Ecology and Energy – Bosnia and Herzegovina
– Janez Kopač , Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
– Iryna Holovko, Ecoaction, Ukraine

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