InnoEnergy collaborates with the College of Europe

An Executive Education course on the challenges and vision for an Energy Union

The College of Europe’s Energy Union course is back for a second year, to once again provide expert guidance through the europolitics of energy. The interactive course explores in depth the many aspects of the fast-evolving EU energy policies, and gives a unique insight into the associated challenges and opportunities.

The College of Europe has worked in partnership with InnoEnergy to develop an extensive curriculum delivered by experienced professionals.  The College of Europe has been attended by many EU senior policy makers. This course offers an opportunity for innovation and policy to meet, and work together to reshape Europe’s energy landscape.

A comprehensive course

Through lectures, visits, case studies and exercises, the course will help participants to develop a greater knowledge of European energy policy and improve their understanding of the ways the EU can navigate the energy transition. A particular focus will be the recent EU legislative proposals aimed at reshaping the European energy landscape, through the so-called “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package.

The course will:

  • Explore the links between energy markets, security of supply, renewables, energy efficiency and climate change;
  • Develop synergies between energy policy, transport, financing, innovation and industrial competitiveness;
  • Apply knowledge acquired through country case studies and simulation games;
  • Analyse the role of utilities and financing in the energy transition;
  • Review the role of energy in the global economy and life;
  • Examine the anticipated evolution of European market design, including the increasing role of renewables in the European energy mix;
  • Address the key question of the Energy Union governance.

Smart cities, energy security and the impact of digitalisation will also be scrutinised, along with the geopolitics of energy. The course also includes unique practical experiences such as a site visit to a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal and the opportunity to discuss the future of energy in Europe with high-level EU officials in Brussels.

The course is delivered by an experienced and diverse panel of trainers, including representatives from the European Political Strategy Centre, RTE, the French Ministry of the Environment, the Energy Community, the Jacques Delors Institute, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the European Commission.

A unique opportunity

This intensive course represents an unparalleled opportunity to learn in a multicultural environment and extend personal and professional networks. It offers energy professionals from across Europe and from varied industry backgrounds to understand how evolutions in one sector can impact upon their own.

The Energy Union course runs from 3 to 14 July 2017 at the College of Europe in Bruges. The full fee including board and accommodation is €3,600. Places are limited and registration closes on 12 June 2017.

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“The Energy Union is the most ambitious energy project since the European Coal and Steel Community. It’s not just about clean, affordable energy, it’s about economic transformation and an investment in Europe’s future. This course gives energy professionals the keys to understanding the dynamics of Europe’s energy system and policy, how to influence them, and how this impacts the energy future for all of us.”

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, Research Fellow Energy Policies, Jacques Delors Institute