Tuesday, August 23, 2016
This weekend, the fifth international summer school on energy security organized by Masaryk University in its centre in Telč came to its successful end. Organizers from the Department of International Relations and European Studies of the Faculty of Social Studies managed to attract experts from the Czech Republic as well as abroad who lectured students from literally all over the world.
The title of this year´s summer school was „The Energy Policy of the EU and Its Position in Global Energy Environment“ and the whole event was thus aimed on issues related to the EU´s energy policy. The program encompassed issues of internal energy markets, EU – Russia relations, future of nuclear energy, different views on the issue from the perspective of US and EU and many others. Each working day was dedicated to a specific topic and each lecture was followed by a discussion.
Among the lecturers, experts from the Masaryk University were accompanied by Václav Bartuška, ambassador for energy security of the Czech ministry of foreign affairs; James Henderson from Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (UK); Dirk Buschle, deputy director of Energy Community; Amy Conroy from the US Department of State; Petr Závodský, director of the Department for new nuclear units construction of the company ČEZ, a.s.; and others. Wide diversity of lecturers corresponded with the diversity of students who came from Europe as well as overseas, including US and Indonesia.
“It is amazing to have the opportunity to meet experts from various countries and of various backgrounds. I appreciate that the whole event was strictly unbiased, so we could make our own opinion on the subject matter” praised the program one of satisfied participants.
Next summer school will be held again in Telč in August 2017.