2020 EPG Summer School







The third edition of Energy Policy Group’s Summer School will be held between 22-31 July 2020 in Bucharest, Romania, with a focus on “Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector”.


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 and environment, need a broader grasp of the sector’s modus operandi.

To this purpose, global energy trends and policy making processes need to be understood in their mutually influencing dynamics and assessed jointly with the energy sector’s greatest externality: climate emergency.

A significant attention will be given to decarbonization initiatives, while also focusing on the major role of renewable energy and its development over the years. The basics of the nuclear sector will be discussed, against the backdrop of the ongoing transition to a clean and safe power generation system. Transition toward a clean and safe power generation system cannot be addressed without discussing the risks and opportunities of the nuclear sector.

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, smart technologies, energy efficiency and emerging products and services (demand-response and storage), while also considering requirements of sustainability and affordability.


The EPG Energy Summer School always strives to draw a balance between interactive seminars or debate sessions, led by reputed international and Romanian experts, and field trips to a variety of energy sector assets and facilities.


Registration Process

  • Stage 1: Open Call – Early Bird – 3-29 February 2020
  • Stage 2: Open Call – Standard Call – 1-31 March 2020
  • Stage 3: Evaluation of applications – 1-5 of April 2020
  • Stage 4: Announcement of selected participants – 6-12 April 2020
  • Stage 5: Fee payment period (based on the moment the application was sent – early bird or standard) – 13-30 April 2020



  • Early bird: 350 Euro*
  • Standard Call: 400 Euro*

* The fees include educational program and course materials, catering during sessions, transport to all venues included in the program, social events included in the agenda. The fees do not include transportation to/from Bucharest and accommodation.


Language Requirements

The Summer School is designed for English speakers, therefore a good command of the language is needed.


Target Audience

The Summer School is targeted for master/PhD students and for young professionals (max. 5 years of experience), 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 2020 edition of EPG Summer School.






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.





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