The CEE Energy Transition Conference, to be held in Prague on 19-20th October, 2017, will give leaders, professionals and activists from more than 10 countries in the region the opportunity to work together towards sustainability.  The two-day event will focus on the challenges to energy transition by 2050 and on the approaches different regions will take on in achieving the European targets in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The slogan of the conference – “Low carbon energy transition? Together it is possible”, is also the inspiration behind the establishment of Central Eastern European Network (CEESEN), organizer of the international event. Fostering collaboration between different energy stakeholders coming from government, research, NGOs and business is the network’s strategy to reverse the tendency of CEE countries lagging behind the EU average in renewable energy generation.




Thursday, October 19th 2017

 08:00-09:00 Welcome Coffee
 09:00-11:30 Opening session
 Conference opening
 Energy transition in European Union and in Central and Eastern Europe, Bronis Ropé, European Parliament
 New governance of the Energy Union, Imke Luebbeke, WWF European Policy Office
 Citizen society in CEE, Borislav Sandov, Climate Action Coalition Bulgaria
 Energy advocacy in CEE, Eddy De Neef, CAN Europe
 11:30-11:50 Coffee Break
 11:50-12:30 Opening session continues
 EU funded projects on stakeholder engagement and local energy planning, Cecile Kerebel, EASME
 From Roadmap to Action Plan, Andreas Kramer, ConPlusUltra
 12:30-13:00 Parallel session on Sustainable Energy Planning
 Vision – Project ZERO, Peter Rathje,  Sonderborg Municipality (DK)  Roadmap – R4E, Jaime Ruiz  Huescar, Local Energy Agency of  Murcia (ES)  SEAP – ENNEREG, Nils Daugaard,  ECNet
 13:00-14:00 Lunch
 14:00-14:40 Parallel session on Community Funding
 New funding models – Mariyana  Hamanova, CleanTech  Community garnts and  Crowdfunding for energy projects,  Josef Wolfbeisser, ConPlusUltra  Energy Performance contracting in  Latvia, Agris Kamenders, Ecodoma
 14:40-15:20 Parallel session on Engagement Models
 Stakeholder mapping – PANEL2050,  Hector Pagan, University of Tartu  (EE)  Participatory Governance –  ENALRGE, Tiit Kallas, SEI Tallinn  (EE)  Collaboration model for Czech Off-  Grid Houses, Pavel Podruh, Cesky  ostrovni dum s.r.o.
 15:20-15:40 Citizen Journal
 15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
 16:00-17:30 Closing session
 Stakeholder Engagement and Energy Advocacy in CEE
Panel discussion with speakers:
ProjectZero Sonderborg (Peter Rathje), CANEurope (Eddy de Neef), Estonian Renewable energy association (Rene  Tammist), ESCO from Prague region, ENNEREG project (Nils Daugaard, ECNet), ENLARGE project (Tiit Kallaste,  SEI Tallinn),
Moderated by Hector C Pagan, UTARTU
 17:30 Closing


Friday, October 20th 2017


 Welcome Coffee
 Opening Session
 Citizens assembly: Energy transition challenges 1
 Coffee Break
 Citizens assembly: Energy transition challenges 2
 Citizens assembly: Conclusions and Summary
 15:00 Closing

The P2P sessions will implement the simplified Citizens Assembly model that will present the consensus of the conference guests for the challenges presented by speakers. The participants of the conference divided into smaller groups (5 groups – according to their experience/roles (e.g. politicians, energy experts, activists etc.) before the conference (all the participants will have name tags and there will be information provided of their group they have been assigned to). Partners present their energy transition problems to their group as 10 minute presentations. The group will discuss the energy transition problems from all points of view. All the comments/solutions/good ideas will be collected by the group moderators. After the group discussions everyone will meet together in the main hall and all the solutions/comments will be presented by the group moderators and discussed with the audience by the lead of the main moderator. Possible voting on the best solutions – best practices. There is special app that can be used for this. The results of the P2P best solutions and the voting will be summarized afterwards and presented through different dissemination channels.


*This agenda can change due the confirmation process.