Program

Partnership for New Energy Leadership

Conference of energy transition in CEE joined with regional Energy Info Day for Horizon2020

 

23.-24. January 2019

in Estonian University of Life Sciences

Kreutzwaldi 1A, Tartu, Estonia

 


Preliminary agenda

We are in process of getting the best possible speakers for you. 

 

Pre-conference activity on Tuesday, 22nd of January, 13.00-20.00

Pre-conference activities will take place only with pre-registration.

  1. Meeting with city of Tartu officials about their smart city developments and experience with SECAPs
  2. Visiting Tartu CHP boiler house and district cooling station.
  3. Tartu City Tour
  4. Dinner/Pub

 

Day 1. Wednesday, 23rd of January

Sustainable low-carbon future of Europe

9.00 - 10.00 Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 – 10:20 Welcoming Remarks

  • Prof. Mait Klaassen, the rector of EMU
  • Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure (tbc)
  • Mr Urmas Klaas, mayor of Tartu (tbc)

10:20 – 11:20 Keynote speeches

  • CEE's role in meeting EU Climate and Energy Targets – Gordon Sutherland, European Commission, EASME
  • Estonian experience with the new Climate and Energy plan of member states – Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (tbc)

11:20-11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 12:30 PANEL Project (Moderator Marek Muiste, TREA)

  • Results from PANEL2050 - project Elis Vollmer (EMU)
  • Roadmapping and Stakeholder Engagement in PANEL2050 - Andreas Karner (CPU) & Hector C. Pagan (UT)
  • Best Examples in Stakeholder Engagement and Roadmapping from partner countries
    • Lithuania roadmapping example
    • Latvian stakeholder engagement example
    • Hungarian stakeholder engagement and roadmapping example
    • Macedonian stakeholder engagement and roadmapping example – the vision of a non-EU country.

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Plenary Speeches (Moderator Marek Muiste, TREA)

  • Energy transition in CEE countries – the State of Play – Csaba Vaszko, Consultant on energy transition and sustainability in CEE region
  • The Importance of Local Energy Planning – Andy Deacon, Covenant of Mayors
  • Converting Local energy planning to National – Estonian Renewable Energy Association (tbc)

 

14.30 – 16.00 Panel discussion Future Challenges in transition towards low carbon economy in CEE

  • Gordon Sutherland, European Commission, EASME
  • Andy Deacon, Covenant of Mayors
  • Csaba Vaszko, Consultant on energy transition and sustainability in CEE region
  • Jan Jareš, AgEnDa

19.00 - 22.00 Conference dinner in the city centre

 

Day 2. Thursday, 24th of January

Expanding and strengthening the CEESEN network

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 – 12.00 The challenges of Central and Eastern European Sustainable Energy Network (Moderator Marek Muiste, TREA)

  • Financing Sustainable Energy Initiatives in the CEE, Focus of the next round of EU funding on Energy - Gordon Sutherland, European Commission, EASME
  • CoM Eastern Office
  • Estonian loans and supports for energy efficiency actions
  • Energy Poverty in the CEE

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 Parallel sessions on topics relevant for CEE in relation to upcoming funding calls.

Group discussions on main challenges within the topic, needed solutions and connections to the available upcoming funding opportunities. Cooperation started in these workgroups will lead to future proposals in Interreg, Horizon 2020 and other funding calls.

Topic 1. PANEL 1+1. Expanding CEESEN to EU neighbouring countries

Topic 2. Digital Solutions for Sustainable Energy

Topic 3. Energy Poverty

Topic 4. Bio-oil production as a sustainable urban waste treatment option

Topic 5. Community Energy

Topic 6. Social Aspects of Energy Transition

Topic 7. Smart Cities, Local level energy planning and governance

Thematic group will be opened only if there are at least 10 participants. Pre-registration is needed before January 10 in the registration form. The topics will be announced soon.

 

15.00 – 16.00 Wrap up and closing of the conference.

 

Day 3. Friday, 25th of January

Information Day on Calls of Horizon2020 Energy Priority

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.30 – 9.45 Introduction. Mari Habicht, ETAG, Estonian NCP

9.45 – 11.30 Funding topics of the Horizon2020 in 2019 and 2020. Scope of the next programme period post-2020 Gordon Sutherland, European Commission (EASME)

11.30 – 12.00 Successful H2020 large-scale investment project in CEE region - SmartEnCity – Towards Smart Zero CO2 Cities across Europe. Raimond Tamm, Tartu City Government

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 Horizon2020: How to prepare a good proposal, Gordon Sutherland, European Commission (EASME)

14.00 – 14.30 Questions-answers session