About us

Central Europe Energy Partners

Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) represents the interests of the energy and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe in order to strengthen the region’s energy security within the framework of the EU energy, climate and energy security policy. It is the first major body to represent the region at the EU level. CEEP is an international non-profit association with its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).

By combining its capabilities and experience and enhancing co-operation between energy and energy-intensive companies and research institutions, CEEP identifies and advocates common problems and their solutions, whilst facilitating successful implementation of the EU’s energy and energy security policy. Furthermore, CEEP takes an active role in the process of the creation of EU laws for the energy sector.

We represent the widely understood Central Europe energy sector (coal, gas, oil, renewables, nuclear, grids, and energy-intensive industries such as steel and chemicals, etc.).

Become a member and strengthen the idea of energy solidarity within the European Union!

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Our Vision

We do believe that only the common activities of all EU Member States could be successful in enhancing the energy security of Central Europe, as well as the European Union as a whole. CEEP wants to strengthen the idea of energy solidarity within the European Union and its non-profit status, emphasises both CEEP’s independence and transparency.

Therefore, we build relations and facilitate contacts between member companies and organisations and EU bodies and agencies, individual representatives and associations of energy and energy-intensive sector companies, as well as international energy sector think-tanks and lobbies based in Brussels.

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Statutes/Papers

Grupa LOTOS S.A. identified the need for having an international non-profit association to represent the interests of energy and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe. The group presented its CEEP concept in February 2010, in Gdańsk, during an international conference titled: ‘North European Energy Security Roundtable’, jointly organised by Grupa LOTOS S.A. and Windsor Energy Group.

This initiative was welcomed by the conference participants and received support from the President of the European Parliament at that time, Prof. Jerzy Buzek, the EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budgeting, Janusz Lewandowski, the Head of the Polish Delegation in the political group, EPP, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, and from Vidmantas Grusas (CEO, LitGrid UAB). Central Europe Energy Partners, AISBL (CEEP), was registered on the 10th of June, 2010, with its headquarters in the heart of the European neighbourhood in Brussels.

Structure

Board of Directors

The association is managed by a Board of Directors of three to nine persons, appointed for a renewable term of five years. The current board, elected in July 2016, is composed of four members: Mr. Henryk Baranowski; Mr. Leszek Jesień; Mr. Rafał Miland, Mr. Marcin Jastrzębski.

 

Leszek Jesien

Leszek Jesien

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Leszek Jesien serves as Director for International Cooperation at PSE, electricity Transmission System Operator: responsible for inter-TSO relations, general strategy and innovations. Professor for international relations and sustainable development at Collegium Civitas University. Co-author of New Electricity and New Cars. Previously, advisor for European affairs and energy to three Polish prime ministers, and ministers of economy and environment.

Henryk Baranowski

Henryk Baranowski

Vice – Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Henryk Baranowski was appointed in March 2016 to the Management Board PGE with the position of the President of the Management. He also completed Executive MBA program at Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology, HEC School of Management, London Business School and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Previously, he was the Director for Sales and Marketing of Energy Sector at Alstom Power Polska.

Rafał Miland

Rafał Miland

Vice – Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr.Rafał Miland is the Vice-President of the Management Board of PERN S.A. from January 2016. A graduate from the Department of Law and Administration at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, National School of Public Administration and post-graduate studies at the Leon Koźmiński University. He started his professional career in the Ministry of Finance. He was a Vice Consul in the Consulate General of the RP in Malmö (Sweden) in 2005 – 2006.

Marcin Jastrzębski

Marcin Jastrzębski

Vice – Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Marcin Jastrzębski is the President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. since January 2017. Previously, he held different management positions within Grupa LOTOS and before that, between 2013–2015, he served as President of the Management Board of Gazoprojekt S.A., 2006–2010, President of the Management Board of MPR Sarmatia; 2006–2008, Member of the Management Board of PERN Przyjaźń S.A., in charge of Strategy and Operations.

General Members’ Meeting

The General Members’ Meeting comprises one representative from each member company and gathers once a year in different locations all over Europe. This structure appoints the Board of Directors and agrees the general guidelines to be followed by CEEP.

Executive Director

Maciej Jakubik graduated from the Institute of Political Science and the Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw University. He also holds an MA in European Studies, from the College of Europe. In the meantime, he has completed various courses relating to the energy sector and energy security.

A Diplomat and civil servant with several years’ experience working in Polish public administration, EU institutions, and international organisations, he recently worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, where he was responsible for common Foreign and Security Policy. His years of public service included a spell in the Polish Embassy in Moscow, whilst a pivotal term of office was conducted within the Chancellery of the President of Poland, dealing with foreign and energy affairs. His duties there involved many activities relating to energy security and energy diplomacy.

 Working Groups

CEEP is currently setting up working groups in different fields of interest within energy, comprised of CEEP Members, regardless of their status within the organisation. One member can be present and active within several groups, simultaneously. Each group studies specific topics, is actively involved in public debates, and prepares opinions concerning all of the EU’s related activities, within the 2030 perspective and beyond.

The identified areas:

  • Electrical Energy Working Group (EE WG)
  • Energy-Intensive Sector Working Group (EIS WG)
  • Coal and Lignite Working Group (CL WG)
  • Gas and Oil Working Group (GO WG)
  • Renewable Energy Working Group (RE WG)
  • Fundraising Working Group (FWG)
  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Action Group (TTIP AG)

CEEP Organisational Chart

Internships

CEEP

If you’re interested in working with us as an intern and want to gain meaningful working experience and expertise, please read the description below, and then send us your CV, with a covering letter, to brussels@ceep.be with the reference ‘CEEP Brussels Intern’.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Perfect knowledge of written and spoken English (knowledge of other EU languages, especially from Central Europe, will be considered an asset)
  • Perfect knowledge of computer programmes, especially Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility and availability
  • Highly-developed sense of responsibility and initiative
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Competence in writing routine correspondence and notes

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring EU policy developments (particularly in areas of energy, research and environment)
  • Organisational support, helping to set up the knowledge centre database
  • Supporting the effective day-to-day work flow
  • Drafting notes, reports, and other working papers.