EPG Summer School 5th Edition

Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector

The fifth edition of Energy Policy Group’s summer school will be held in Bucharest between 11 and 15 July 2022, 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, 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 flagships learning programs designed for students and professionals at the start of their career to offer them a relevant insight into the prevailing challenges faced by the energy sector and the varying impacts of different prospective solutions. Consequently, a significant attention is given to decarbonization initiatives with renewables at the centre of the transition to a less carbon-intensive and sustainable energy system.

The summer school is a 5-day learning program that consists not only of lectures and seminars led by reputed international speakers, but also interactive activities and field trips to a variety of energy assets and facilities. It consequently aims to enhance theoretical knowledge by practical, hands-on experience.

This year’s edition will take place against the background of the ‘Fit-for-55’ Package, which contains a series of legislative proposals to revise EU’s climate and energy policy framework in order to meet the new EU objective of a minimum 55% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. As a political and economic project, ‘Fit-for-55’ is a huge undertaking. It introduces a globally unprecedented carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) for pricing imported carbon, it also includes a major overhaul of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) to extend carbon pricing to shipping, aviation, transport, and buildings; accelerate the development of the renewable energy sector and increase energy efficiency; provide social support for the EU citizens affected by the green transition; and speed up the modernisation of the building stock.

Activities include:

  • Two webinars before the Summer School starts in May and June
  • Expert-run sessions on energy-related topics
  • En-ROADS Climate Workshop
  • Energy documentary screening
  • Field trips to energy facilities/assets

Coordinators: Denisa Diaconu, Analyst & Summer School Director – denisa.diaconu@enpg.ro; Andrei Covatariu, Senior Research Associate – andrei.covatariu@enpg.ro

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 2022 edition of EPG Summer School.



7-28 February – Early Bird Call

1-31 March – Standard Call

31 March-3 April – Evaluation

4-8 April – Notification

11-29 April – Confirmation and payment of the fee

May – 1st Webinar

June – 2nd Webinar

11-15 July – Summer School


Fees: EUR 400 – Early Bird Call (7 – 28 February); EUR 500 – Standard Call (1 – 27 March)

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

Registration deadline: March 31, 2022

Successful applications will be confirmed no later than mid-April.

When and where: 11 – 15 July 2021, Bucharest, Romania

Language: English

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