About CEDE

Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) in co-operation with the European Commission (DG Energy) have already organised four editions of the Central European Day of Energy (CEDE) in Brussels. The event always takes place in the premises of the European Commission and is prepared in close cooperation with CEEP’s members and partners from the region.

In 2020 CEEP intends to continue to promote the Central European point of view on the key developments in the European energy policy. The main goals of the CEDE initiative are to provide comprehensive information concerning the ongoing transition of the Central European energy sector and to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to this process. The event will also demonstrate how companies transform their businesses in line with the EU policy objectives taking into account the local, national and regional specificities.

Depending of the development of the COVID-19 pandemic CEDE 2020 will be held online or in the premises of the European Commission or in a hybrid form.


Previous CEDE editions

2019 https://www.ceep.be/cede-2019/

2018 https://www.ceep.be/cede-2018/

2017 https://www.ceep.be/cede2017/

2016 https://www.ceep.be/cede2016/


Description of the event

The 5th edition of CEDE will focus on offshore wind development in Central Europe, particularly in the Baltic, Black and Adriatic seas. Wind energy became a major driver for RES deployment in Europe and around the world. Installations became cheaper and more effective, that is why today almost 15 % of electricity in Europe comes from wind energy. In particular, offshore wind energy – even if still more costly than onshore - seems fundamental to reaching Europe’s climate and energy targets in an effective way. In its 2050 Long Term Strategy, the Commission has identified wind energy as the dominant power generation technology by 2050, with projections of up to 450 GW of offshore wind capacity installed.

Today there is over 22 GW of offshore wind capacity installed in the European waters, of which around 2 GW is in the Baltic Sea and several projects are already advanced. The Black and Adriatic seas potential is also significant. The offshore wind sector grows rapidly, as new solutions for installations in deeper waters become available. Regional differences in potential, administrative procedures and public support are as always important to take into account. EU support would probably be of pivotal significance. CEDE is the place to take a close look at all the aspects of offshore wind business in Central Europe and discuss different solutions.


Topics of CEDE 2020

  • The role of offshore wind in delivering the European Green Deal
  • Potential sites for offshore wind in Central Europe
  • Potential for cooperation between Member States in offshore wind energy
  • Financial challenges for deployment of offshore wind in Central Europe
  • Role of the EU programs and funds in offshore development
  • Regional business opportunities for offshore wind



Audience. Around 100 stakeholders from EU institutions, stakeholders from the region including companies, ministries officials, industry associations, think tanks and journalists.

Speakers. EU representatives, industry and public authorities’ representatives from the CEE region.

PARTNERS. Think tanks, NGOs, universities, energy associations from Baltic States, Central and South-Eastern Europe.


Draft agenda

4-hour debate

CEDE will be divided into an opening session, and two panel debates.

  • Opening session - keynote speeches by European Commission representative, DG energy representative, MS from the region, MEP and CEEP chairman on the state of play of the key energy policy directions
  • Session one
  • Coffee Break
  • Session two
  • Conclusions

 Date: end of November or beginning of December 2020 (exact date tbd)


Rond-point Robert Shumann, Brussels

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