Séminaire
 
Helsinki, 7 October 2010 – The Future of EU Energy Governance
07/10/2010
 
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Notre Europe, organise an Expert Roundtable on Thursday 7 October, 2010 in Helsinki.

The Finnish

Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry for

Foreign Affairs of Finland and Notre Europe, has the pleasure of inviting you

to an Expert Roundtable on Thursday 7 October, 2010 in Helsinki.

With a new EU Energy

Strategy for 2011-2020 under preparation, what will be the future of EU Energy

governance? This seminar aims to identify and discuss enhanced models of

governance for the EU’s future energy policy. It will do so by looking at both

top-down and bottom-up approaches for enhanced cooperation. What lessons can

the EU learn from Nordic and Baltic models of enhanced cooperation? What are

the challenges facing EU energy policy? And does Europe need a European Energy

Community?


PROGRAMME:

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome and Opening remarks: Mr Paavo Lipponen, former Prime

Minister of Finland

13:15 – 14:45 Session 1: Energy Cooperation in

the Baltic Sea Region: What lessons for Europe?

Speakers:

Ms Riina Nevamäki, State Secretary, Ministry of

Employment and the Economy of Finland

Finland and Nordpool: From government control to market-based cooperation

Mr Einari Kisel, Deputy Secretary General of Energy, Ministry of Economy and

Communication of Estonia: 

The Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan: Uniting the Baltic Sea?

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30 Session 2: EU energy policy for 2011-2020: Towards a

European Energy Community?

Speakers:

Pr. Jean-Michel Glachant, Director of the Florence

School of Regulation, European University Institute, Florence: EU Energy Policy: Assessment & Challenges

Mr Sami Andoura, Research Fellow, Notre EuropeThe European Energy Community: A Policy Proposal

Please note that the discussion takes place under the Chatham House Rule.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact: Timo Behr, tel.

+358 206 111 722, timo.behr@upi-fiia.fi Kukka-Maria Kuisma, tel. +358 206 111

718, kukka-maria.kuisma@upi-fiia.fi