Evening Sessions

30th November, 2017 - 17:30 - 19:00

Evening session (ES) will take place in the Grand Hotel River Park conference rooms: Maria Theresia, Habsburg and Ferdinand.

Sessions are thematically focused workshops chaired by reputable experts. The aim of ES is to facilitate interactive discussion; therefore, the of kick-off speakers will introduce the topic. The role of commentators will be to respond shortly to kick-off presentations and thus bridge the panel to all workshop participants for their comments and questions.



ES I. Smart specialization platforms and the transition to a low-carbon economy for coal intensive regions

  Anna Colucci, Head of Unit, Retail Markets: Coal and Oil, DG ENER, European Commission
  Guy Vekemans, Strategy Developer, VITO EnergyVille, Genk
  Evangelos Tzimas, Deputy Head of Unit, Knowledge for Energy Union, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  Eduard Hulík, Representative of the Slovak Republic and Member of the SET Plan Steering Group, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak

ES II. Smart grids, smart homes, storage and e-mobility

  Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor, DG ENER, European Commission
  Konstantin Staschus, Director, Ecofys – a Navigant company
  Vladimír Mistrík, Project Manager, NIORE
  Richard Pieger, Head of Corporate Development, VSE Holding/ member of innogy

ES III. Addressing energy poverty

  Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit, New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, DG Energy, European Commission
  Lidija Živčić, Senior Fellow, Focus Association for Sustainable Development, Ljubljana
  Maria Jeliazkova, Vice President, European Anti-Poverty Network, Brussels
  Stefan Bouzarovski, Chair of the Steering Committee, European Energy Poverty Observatory



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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 785277.