CEEP, in association with the European Commission’s DG Energy, will organise the 1st Central European Day of Energy (CEDE), which will take place in the premises of the European Commission, under the auspices of Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union, the Slovak Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the Polish Republic’s Presidency of the V4 on the 9th of December, 2016, in Brussels.

This strategic event is being organised with the support of the International Visegrad Fund, and the project partners – distinguished institutions from the V4 countries and the Ukraine, in particular:

The Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Poland

Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA), Slovakia

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT), Hungary

The Institute for Politics and Society (IPS), the Czech Republic

Razumkov Centre, Ukraine.

The Central European Day of Energy will become a unique platform for Central Europe’s key regional players to have a real and fruitful forum for further discussions on the Energy and Energy-intensive sectors’ future. This marks a real stakeholders’ opportunity to reach a new annual dimension, starting in 2016.

Moreover, the CEDE event is aiming to run concurrently with the Energy Union and its complementary achievements with the winter package publication.

It will be launched with a special focus on the infrastructural needs in the Central European region, including the V4 countries, from the perspective of improving the security of gas supply, and ensuring a power market supply. The high-level speakers will discuss these major issues in 2 sessions, as follows:

Session 1: ‘Disproportionate, infrastructural development between Western and Central Europe. How to ensure better security of gas supply, more interconnections and liquid gas hubs, and better performance of the Visegrad Group’s gas markets’.

Session 2: ‘Security of electricity supply as a shared EU objective. How should all market actors and stakeholders work together to ensure enough security of supply in Central Europe?’

The essential goals of the CEDE are to provide comprehensive information concerning the Central European energy sector, as well as focusing on those companies requiring joint support. We aim to establish a forum for useful networking, discussing energy infrastructure issues, especially in relation to North-South Interconnections in the Central European region, and linking the EU with Eastern countries, such as Ukraine. Additionally, we intend to facilitate and promote the development of closer co-operation, in the field of energy security, among the key institutions and industrial stakeholders from our region, with the EU’s policy decision-makers.

The key conclusions of the CEDE will be collected and presented in a subsequent Position Paper, and submitted to the EU institutions, the national administrations of the V4 countries, as well as managers and decision-makers within Central European industries.

To provide added value, we intend to facilitate and promote the development of closer co-operation, in the field of energy security, among the key institutions and industrial stakeholders from our region, with the EU’s policy decision-makers.