Séminaire
 
Helsinki, 7 octobre 2010 – The Future of EU Energy Governance
07/10/2010
 
L'Institut Finlandais des Affaires Internationales, en coopération avec le Ministère des Affaires étrangères finlandais et Notre Europe, organisent une Expert Roundtable le jeudi 7 octobre 2010 à Helsinki.

L’Institut Finlandais des Affaires Internationales, en coopération avec le Ministère des Affaires étrangères finlandais et Notre Europe, organisent une Expert Roundtable le jeudi 7 octobre 2010 à 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 Europe: The 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