The Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), in association with the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, has the pleasure to invite you to the 1st Central European Day of Energy (CEDE) which will take place on the 22nd September, 2016 in the premises of the European Commission, Charlemagne Building - rue de la Loi 170 Brussels.

This project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund and organized in cooperation with partners from the Central European (“CE”) region and V4 Countries: the Institute for Politics and Society (IPS) from the Czech Republic, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) from Hungary, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) from Poland, Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) from the Slovak Republic, as well as the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies (Razumkov Centre) from Ukraine.

The essential goal of the CEDE initiative is to provide comprehensive information concerning the Central European (CE) energy sectors, taking into account the specific needs of energy companies in the CE region. We aim to establish an open platform for useful networking between the European Commission, the top representatives and energy sector businessmen. This initiative gives an exceptional opportunity to voice their concerns and interests on key energy issues that have impact on Central Europe.

The key benefits for attendees will include information concerning: approaching and dealing with the most important issues related to CE’s (and V4 countries) energy sectors and a thorough review of the major energy issues in CE. The main scope of the discussions will focus on gas and electricity infrastructural needs, especially in relation to North-South Interconnections in the CE region, and linking the EU with Eastern countries, such as Ukraine. Additionally, we intend to facilitate and promote the development of closer co-operation, in the field of energy security, among the key institutions and industrial stakeholders from our region, with the EU’s policy decision-makers.

Due to the importance of energy-related topics which will be discussed during this year’s conference, the representatives of the Slovak Republic’s Presidency of the EU Council and the Polish Republic’s Presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4) have confirmed their participation in this initiative.