2021 EPG Summer School




The fourth edition of Energy Policy Group’s summer school will be held online between 26-30 July 2021, with a focus on “Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector”. Due to the special conditions regarding travelling and in-person meetings that persist this year too because of the COVID-19 pandemic, EPG Summer School will be organized exclusively online.

The energy sector is undergoing deep changes. These days, maybe more than ever, young professionals who are studying, working or are just interested in the energy field for its interconnections with the economy, society or environment, need a broader understanding of the sector’s modus operandi. To this purpose, global energy trends and policy making processes have to be addressed in their mutually influencing dynamics and assessed jointly with the energy sector’s greatest externality: climate emergency.

The summer school is one of EPG’s flagship learning programs designed for students and professionals at the start of their career to offer them an in-depth knowledge about the energy sector’s fundamentals, a better understanding of the global energy trends, as well as the opportunities and challenges that come along.

Consequently, a significant attention is given to decarbonization initiatives with renewables at the center of the transition to a less carbon-intensive and sustainable energy system. A through discussion of the oil and gas sector, with its challenges and prospects, as well as of alternative fuels (e-mobility, biofuels, natural gas and hydrogen) will be considered in order to initiate a dialogue about the future of transportation. Special attention will be given to digitalization and smart technologies as well as to understanding the potential of energy efficiency to enable a secure and sustainable energy system while delivering environmental and social benefits.

This year’s edition touches upon how investments and financial flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development can be fostered through the economic recovery packages. These decisions will shape economic and energy infrastructure for decades to come and will almost certainly determine whether the world has a chance of meeting its long-term energy and climate goals.


Activities included:

  • Two webinars before the Summer School starts in June and July
  • Expert-run sessions on energy-related topics
  • En-ROADS Climate Workshop
  • Energy documentary screening




Draft agenda


Target group

The Summer School is targeted for master/PhD students and for young professionals (max. 35 years old), interested in or studying/working in the energy sector or related fields (e.g. economics, law, political science, environmental studies, etc.). 25 places are available for the 2021 edition of EPG Summer School.



  • EUR 100 – Early Bird Call (8 – 28 February)
  • EUR 150 – Standard Call (1 March – 10 April)


Registration deadline

  • April 10, 2021

Successful applications will be confirmed by mid-April. 


When and where

  • 26 – 30 July 2021
  • online



  • English



  • No credits



  • No scholarships


The EPG Energy Summer School always strives to draw a balance between interactive seminars and debate sessions, led by reputed international and Romanian experts.


How was the 2018 Edition of the EPG Summer School? Find out HERE.

How was the 2019 Edition of the EPG Summer School? Find out HERE.

How was the 2020 Edition (webinar) of the EPG Summer School? Find out HERE.




Our Team



The Energy Policy Group (EPG) is a Bucharest-based non-profit, independent think-tank specializing in energy and climate policy, market analytics and energy strategy, grounded in February 2014.