Events / REKK Workshops
V4 Energy Think Tank Platform, Budapest workshop13 of September, 2018
Location: Budapest

The workshop was the official launch event of the Visegrad Group Energy Think Tank Platform.

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 (REKK Foundation for Regional Policy Co-operation in Energy and Infrastructure) as coordinator, along with SFPA (Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association), the Instytut Jagielloński and AMO (Association for International Affairs, Prague) as partners, have initiated the launching of the V4 Energy Think Tank Platform (V4ETTP) as a permanent think tank cooperation platform focusing on energy, operating from 2018.

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 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.

At the Budapest workshop, the participants discussed the advancement of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plans within the region and the challenges that they faced when elaborating the documents.