17 juin 2020

International Conference – "Shining a Light on Energy: 10 Years of the Lisbon Treaty" (Online)

A partir de 16/06 till 17/06
Online Conference

Natolin (Warsaw) Campus
ul. Nowoursynowska 84
PL-02/797 Warszawa

Natolin (Warsaw) Campus

On 17-18 June 2020, the Natolin Energy and Climate Society in collaboration with the Conference Scientific Committee, organised a two-day international conference hosted online by the College of Europe in Natolin entitled "Shining a Light on Energy: 10 Years of the Lisbon Treaty".

Bringing together researchers and representatives from different sectors, the conference provided an interdisciplinary platform to discuss topics related to Energy and Climate, and offered a critical analysis of the past 10 years and various perspectives on what is needed going forward.

This conference took place at a historic time for Energy and Climate in the EU – marking 10 years of the inclusion of Energy in the Lisbon Treaty. There is now a need to bring people together from diverse perspectives and areas of expertise, to share knowledge and construct holistic and sustainable solutions.

Video recording 

The conference was retransmitted on our website as well as on our Facebook and Youtube channels. Watch the recording below:

Recording from the first day of the conference:

Recording from the second day of the conference:

The conference programme is available here

Get to know some of our speakers via some short interviews given to us in the past weeks! Watch all videos here.

Background to the Conference

Student Organising Team 

Ten years since the Lisbon Treaty included Energy in the European Union’s shared competences, the challenges confronting the EU in the areas of energy and climate are more urgent than ever. Some of the most pressing issues are the need to decarbonise the energy mix, the deficient integration of energy markets, significant import dependency, limited diversification of sources and transport routes, insufficient energy infrastructure development, the challenges posed by the increasing share of renewables, the need to accelerate clean energy innovation and energy efficiency as a means to reduce demand. Over the past decade, the EU has adopted a variety of legal acts setting milestones for accelerated development of energy and climate policy, to address some of these challenges, but many remain.

It is with this in mind that the College of Europe in Natolin hosted the online international conference "Shining a Light on Energy: 10 Years of the Lisbon Treaty" to discuss not only the achievements and challenges of the last ten years in terms of EU energy policy, in all its dimensions, but also to look towards the future in terms of future developments within this field, and to raise important questions about the EU’s role both for its member states but also further afield.

Scientific Committee

The Conference Scientific Committee is composed of experts and practitioners in the field of energy and visiting professors at the College of Europe in Natolin:


The conference brought together expertise from various academic backgrounds, as well as policy-makers and experts from think tanks, representatives of NGOs etc. In this way, we hope to have facilitated an engaging interdisciplinary dialogue which considered the real-world challenges and implications of the questions to be addressed, aid current research and offered mutually useful insights.

Lasting value 

Research papers will undergo a process of peer review and following the conference, we aim to bring together a selection of conference papers in an academic publication to ensure the conference is of lasting value to the European community.

Student Organising Team 

The Student Organising Team of the conference consists of:

Ms Alexandra BLIN


Ms Helena HAYMAN









For more information please contact: natolin-energyclimate.pl@coleurope.eu

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