The fifth edition of the Energy Community Summer School kicked off on 21 August at the premises of the Energy Community in Vienna. Taught over the course of one week at Vienna University, the Summer School will help empowering a new generation of energy and climate professionals to engage in the energy sectors in transition. Joining the group of forty postgraduate students and young professionals, five journalists from the region will receive a specialized training on energy journalism organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Welcoming the participants, Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, said: “The energy transition and the challenges of decarbonisation in a wider sense can only be met with holistic solutions. Given the accelerated pace of policy development in the EU, it is essential to keep the Energy Community included and make the transition to a carbon-free Europe together. Our goal is to make the summer school an experience for interdisciplinary learning that inspires students on their life-long journey in the world of energy and helps them creating networks.”
The project is organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with the Visegrad Fund and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES-SOE). Polis University, Tirana; Comenius University Bratislava; Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Masaryk University, Brno and REKK, Budapest act as project partners since 2016. The Summer School is managed by Adrian Jasimi of the Secretariat.