V4 Energy Think Tank PlatformUploaded: 21 of November, 2018

With the aim of strengthening cooperation among the think tanks of the Visegrad countries in the field of energy, as well as promoting dialogue between the academic sector and decision-makers in this area, REKK (HU) as coordinator, along with SFPA (SK), the Instytut Jagielloński (PL) and AMO (CZ) as partners, have initiated in 2018 the launching of the V4 Energy Think Tank Platform (V4ETTP) as a permanent think tank cooperation platform focusing on energy. Since 2023 the Polish partner is the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW).

V4ETTP is a platform – permanent network – of think tanks facilitating energy-related and policy-oriented research and analysis with a regional focus, building on its member institutions’ expertise in energy studies. V4ETTP aims at engaging in structured cooperation with the V4 governments’ representatives covering energy, energy diplomacy and climate and, for the sake of the openness to the Central European region, also whenever justified and agreed by the members, involving representatives from third countries represented on think-tanks´ and governments´ levels.

The Platform deals with energy policy issues which are highly relevant in the region.

Within the framework of this cooperation, 3-4 short regional policy papers are conducted each year, and the participants of the platform meet at 2-4 workshops to discuss actual energy policy issues.

Ongoing analysis in 2024

  • The sustainable use of biomass
  • Hydrogen and decarbonized gases
  • Revitalizing Ukraine's Energy System: Exploring V4 Contributions to Reconstruction and EU Accession in the Field of Energy
  • Nuclear energy plans in the V4

Budapest Workshop 2024: The Visegrad Four countries’ responsiveness to the Green Deal and Strategies on biomass and green gases, June 20.

The following topics have been analysed in previous years:


Budapest Workshop 2023: The Visegrad Four countries’ responses to the energy crisis, September 14.

Bratislava Workshop 2023: Session at the CEEC 2023


  • Reaching the 55% in the Visegrad Region: Lifting the emission reduction target
  • Design of operational support systems for renewable energy generators in the V4 countries (RES-auctions)
  • Mapping the impacts of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on the Visegrad Region
  • V4 cooperation opportunities for Green Hydrogen project development

Prague Workshop 2022: 2050 Green Ambitions: How to realize "Fit for 55" goals under the war in Ukraine?

Online workshop 2022: National Hydrogen Strategies - Implementation pathways and modelling results - December 2021


  • Green Recovery in the V4 region
  • 2050 Decarbonizaton Plans of the Visegrad Countries
  • The role of Power-to-Gas in the V4 region: The sector coupling as an enabler of energy storage
  • Coal phase-out in the V4 region


  • RES - Regional challenges coming from the European Union’s and national climate policies
  • Safe nuclear and the V4 region
  • What is the way forward for the EU gas market? —V4 position to revise the post-2020 gas market directive
  • State of the V4 Energy Sector: Power system flexibility – a pivotal enabler of the renewable energy transition?


  • RES Transportation target: How to reach the missing % by 2020?
  • Visegrad Countries and the Future of Transit through Ukraine
  • Capacity Mechanism in the V4 Region
  • Interpretation of mandatory solidarity and related pricing issues based on the gas security of supply
  • State of the V4 Energy Sector Chapter: Effects of wholesale electricity market integration

Further workshops

Project partners:

Association for International Affairs (AMO, CZ)

Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW, PL)

Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA, SK)

REKK Foundation for Regional Policy Co-operation in Energy and Infrastructure (REKK, HU)

Polish partner between 2018 - 2022: Instytut Jagielloński (PL)

The V4 Energy Platform is operating thanks to the kind support of the International Visegrad Fund.


This platform is coordinated by REKK Foundation.