Summer School 2024


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Programme description

In an intensive 5-day program, the summer school offers insight into the challenges faced by today’s energy sector and the impacts of different prospective solutions. Through seminars and lectures, more than 15 speakers (reputed scholars, international experts, and practitioners from leading energy companies) explore critical questions on future of energy systems in the perspective of Europe in 2040.

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.).

The goal of the program is to equip students and professionals with the appropriate tools to better analyze the energy sector and its complex interconnections with the climate system and the natural resources industries. The summer school is also a great opportunity to debate, interact, and build a sense of community that can afterwards facilitate a cross-disciplinary and cross-border collaboration to deploy the energy transition goals.

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.

Programme structure

EPG Summer School 2024 (7th edition) „Europe 2040: Smart Energy Systems for a Sustainable Future”


Module 1. Energy & Climate Governance (1st of July 2024)

The aim of this module is to offer an overview of the international institutional architecture for energy & climate change including political bargaining, policy-making and implementation by governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and communities. Part of this module there will be interactive group learning games that promote 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.

Module 2. Energy Systems (2nd of July 2024)

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 3. Clean Economy (3rd of July 2024)

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.


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Participation fees

  • 400 € (early bird) until March 31, 2024
  • 600 € (standard call) until April 10, 2024 *for PhD and Master students a 400€ fee is available for the entire period of application

The participation fees include:

  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • Transportation to Constanța
  • Accomodation in Constanța
  • Printed materials
  • Social event drinks and meal

The participation fees don’t include:

  • Transportation to Bucharest
  • Accomodation in Bucharest

Programme activities

  • Introductory webinars before the summer school starts
  • Expert-run sessions on energy and climate policy
  • Board discussion based on pre-assign readings
  • Energy and Climate Workshop
  • Energy documentary screening
  • Field trips to energy facilities, such as: wind/ solar power plants, high voltage electrical substation, energy efficient and smart building
  • Social event

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.



Early Bird Call

1 – 14

Standard Call





22 April – 5 May

Confirmation and fee payment

25 May


22 June


1-5 July



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Bogdan Leu

Associate & Summer School Director
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Ciprian Bogdan

Office & Events Manager

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Caterina Oproiu

Communications Officer

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Andrei Covatariu


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