News from the European Energy Chair

March 2017

  • 29 March : Guest lecture: "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040" by Mr Nikolaas BAECKELMANS, Vice President EU Affairs, ExxonMobil. More information.
  • 27 March : Joint networking evening CoE Energy Group. More information.
  • 3 March : Energy Chair Annual Conference "Rock Solid or Panta Rhei? The Emerging Governance of the Energy Union" More information

November 2016

  • 7 November : Dirk Buschle participated in a Conference in Natolin : "More than just a Corridor: Energy Map of the Western Balkans and the EU Enlargement Process” co-organized by the College of Europe and the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). More information.
  • 7 November : the Student Energy Group of the College of Europe was invited by Fluxys to visit their LNG terminal in Zeebruges.

September 2016

  • 6 September : Dirk Buschle participated in a Workshop on the ‘Implications of Brexit for UK and EU Energy and Climate Policy’ at the University of Cambridge’s Energy Policy Research Group (
  • 2 September : Dirk Buschle joined the World Energy Council’s Expert Talks at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin to speak about “EU External Energy Relations – The Neglected Dimension of an Energy Union?”(

June 2016

  • 30 June : A group of visitors from the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Secretariat, head of unit and administrators, visited College of Europe and its Bruges Campus. The presentation of the College of Europe and its study programmes was enriched with an informal debate on current work of the European Parliament work in the field of energy, Energy Union and European energy security. More information.

May 2016

  • Professor Dirk Buschle has been appointed European Energy Policy Chair holder of the College of Europe. More information.

January 2016

  • 22 January 2016 : Presentation of the Energy Union Watch Report by Nicolo Sartori followed by a Roundtable "The Energy Union : from birth to maturity". More information.
  • 18 January 2016 : The Student Energy Group organized a site-visit in the Zeebruges LNG terminal (Fluxys).

November 2015

  • 10 November 2015 : Conference "The Energy Union in its Neighborhood". More information.

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

  • 24 April 2015: Annual Conference of the European Energy Policy Chair. To see the provisionnal programme and register for the conference, please go to the conference's webpage.
  • 17 April 2015: site-visit to a German coal mine, coal powerplant and solar farm. Organized with EURACOAL. More information.

March 2015

  • 24 March 2015: lecture and debate on oil prices, with Pierre SERKINE, energy economist-engineer and analyst at the KIC-InnoEnergy. The slides used by the speaker are available here.
  • 23 March 2015: lecture and debate on "Alternative energy routes for Europe", with Rashad Novruz, First Secretary of Mission of Azerbaijan to the European Union and Bahadır Kaleağası, International Coordinator & EU Representative of Turkish Industry and Business Association. More information
  • 14 March 2015: participations of students from the Energy Group to the LSE-Energy Society Conference.
  • 09 March 2015: site-visit to as oil refinery in Płock, Poland. More information.

February 2015

  • 25 February 2015: site-visit to the DG Energy of the European Commission, with students from the College of Europe and the London School of Economics. More information
  • 24 February 2015: keynote lecture on 'Energy Union - Europe's next frontier?' by Prof. Sami ANDOURA, Chairholder of the European Energy Policy Chair of the College of Europe. More information
  • 23 February 2015: conference on 'The Southern Caucasus & EU energy security: new opportunies or pipe dream?', by Prof. Christian EGENHOFER and Dr. Konrad ZASZTOWT. More information

January 2015

  • 26 January 2015: Conference by Prof. Christian EGENHOFER, with Polish MFA official Marta BABICZ, ICSD expert Emmet TUOHY on 'European climate policies vs. energy security strategy of the member states: concerns and contradictions'.

October 2014

June 2014

  • 25 June 2014: First high-level roundatable on EU Energy Policy, co-organized with the European Commission's DG Energy. More information
  • 25 June 2014: Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the European Energy Policy Chair and the European Commission's DG Energy.  More information
  • 06 June 2014: Study trip to Zeebrugge's Liquified Natural Gas terminal. Presentation on the role of gas and specifically LNG, visits of gas storage facilities (organised with Fluxys).

April 2014

  • 24 April 2014: High Level Policy conference "What Future(s) for EU Energy Governance?", with key note address by Commissioner G.Oettinger  More information
  • 04 April 2014: Study trip: Energy Tour of the North Rhein-Westphalia, with visits to an opencast mine, a photovaltaic installation, a wind farm (organised by RWE).

March 2014

  • 10 March 2014: Seminar: "A Green Economy is a Strong Economy - Comments on the EU energy and climate policy framework 2030", with key note speech by Birgitta Resvik, Head of Corporate Relations, Fortum, Sweden  (organised by the students of the Nordic national day).
  • 07 March 2014: Conférence par M. Dominique RISTORI, Directeur Général Energie, Commission européenne, "La politique énergétique européenne dans le contexte mondial" More information
  • 05 March 2014: Lecture by Mr Joost VAN ROOST, CEO ExxonMobil Benelux, "The Outlook for Energy: a View to 2040" (organised by the Economics Department) More information

February 2014

  • 28 February 2014: Keynote lecture from Dirk BUSCHLE, Deputy Director General of the Energy Community Treaty on 'Exporting the Internal Market: Lessons from the Energy Community'

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