Summer School 2023


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Programme structure

The summer school is a 5-day learning programme that builds upon the thematic areas and projects EPG is undergoing, structured along 3 main modules:


Module 1. Energy Systems

Decarbonising the energy system is critical to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Within this module, significant attention is given to policies that prioritise energy efficiency and renewable energy, a secure and affordable energy supply and a fully integrated, interconnected and digitalised EU energy market.

Module 2. Clean Economy

As the EU is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality, net-zero requirements must apply to the whole economy (energy sources, industrial processes, supply chains and infrastructure). This module will focus on industrial decarbonisation, innovation on low-carbon technology and processes, as well as resilient supply chains.

Module 3. Climate Governance

The aim of this module is to offer an overview of the international institutional architecture for climate change including political bargaining, policy-making and implementation by governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and communities. Part of this module is the En-ROADS Climate Workshop, an interactive group learning experience that promotes greater understanding of the causes of climate change and the solution to mitigate it. Starting with the general picture of the foundations of EU energy and climate policy, the programme will move into more specific discussions on key energy topics, such as energy efficiency, secure low-carbon energy supply, energy system optimisation and industrial decarbonisation. Each session day will end with a board discussion on a predefined subject.


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Programme activities

  • Introductory webinars before the summer school starts
  • Expert-run sessions on energy and climate policy
  • Board discussion based on pre-assign readings
  • En-ROADS Climate Workshop
  • Energy documentary screening
  • Field trips to energy facilities/assets


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Alexandra Bocșe

State Advisor on Climate and Sustainability, Presidential Administration of Romania

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Jonathan Bonadio

Senior Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe

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Suzana Carp

Deputy Executive Director, Cleantech for Europe

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Mihnea Cătuți

Head of Research, Energy Policy Group

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Mihai Constantin

Researcher, Energy Policy Group

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Andrei Covatariu

Senior Associate, Energy Policy Group

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Denisa Diaconu

Head of Special Projects, Energy Policy Group

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Radu Dudău

President, Energy Policy Group

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Milan Elkerbout

Research Fellow, CEPS

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Sebastian Enache

Business Development Manager, Monsson Romania

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Adrian Joyce

Secretary General, EuroACE | Campaign Director, Renovate Europe

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Tsvetelina Kuzmanova

Senior Policy Advisor, E3G

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Bogdan Leu

Power Systems Expert, Transelectrica | Associate, Energy Policy Group

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Mohammed Abdul Mujeeb Khan

Consultant in Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure, Guidehouse | Global Support Team Member, SDG7 Youth Constituency

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Ivan Pineda

Director of Innovation, WindEurope

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Mihai Stoica

Co-founder & Director, 2Celsius | Freelance photojournalist & documentary filmmaker

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Domien Vangenechten

Senior Policy Advisor, E3G

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Tzeni Varfi

Principal, E.DSO


The summer school is targeted for master/PhD students and young professionals (max. 35 years old) studying/working in the energy sector or other related fields (economics, law, political sciences, environmental studies etc.). As many of the summer school topics will be approached from a policy perspective, ideal candidates can be: employees of international organisations, public affairs professionals in business organisations, policy advocates from NGOs, researchers within universities, research institutes and think-tanks etc. 

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Programme outcomes

By the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • identify the main elements of the EU’s energy and climate policy framework;
  • develop a comprehensive view of the main energy and climate policy instruments at EU level;
  • recognise the most relevant challenges the EU faces on its path towards climate neutrality by 2050;
  • critically assess the impact of different energy and climate policy instruments;
  • enhance their knowledge through peer-to-peer learning and hands-on experience;
  • be part of an outstanding network of energy and climate professionals.


6-28 February

Early Bird Call

1 March
– 9 April

Standard Call





16-31 April

Confirmation and fee payment

27 May


24 June


10-14 July



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Denisa Diaconu

Senior Researcher & Summer School Director

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Andrei Covatariu

Senior Research Associate

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Ana Niculicea

Research Assistant

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Bogdan Leu

Affiliated Expert