Seminar

ENERGY SECURITY IN THE WESTERN BALKANS – POLICIES AND CHALLENGES

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Skopje in cooperation with its partner Analytica organizes a conference titled “Energy security in the Western Balkans – policies and challenges” on 5th of November 2014 in Skopje.

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Energy security is a crucial part of a country’s national security; but significantly influenced by the country’s geopolitical position. The Western Balkan countries are still vulnerable to electricity and gas cutoffs, and have many external and domestic risks to settle on the way of improving their energy security.

The conference aims to offer platform for discussing energy security from policy and geopolitical perspective relative to the Western Balkan region and to raise energy security challenges as well as the domestic readiness to address them. The idea behind this conference is to be an open forum for exchanging on the matter of energy security in the Western Balkans including the input of various stakeholders.

WEDNESDAY| 05. NOVEMBER 2014

9.30 – 10.00

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

10.00 – 10.20

OPENING AND WELCOME SPEECHES

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Sonja ZUBER, Analytica

Representative, Ministry of Economy (tbc)

10.20 – 11.50

ROLE OF GEOPOLITICS IN ENERGY SECURITY

Moderator: Andreja BOGDANOVSKI, Analytica

Martin VLADIMIROV, Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria

Noemie REBIERE, Centre de Recherche et d'Analyse Géopolitiques, French Institute of Geopolitics

Metodi HADZI JANEV, Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski”

11.50 – 12.10

COFFEE BREAK

12.10 – 13.40

DOMESTIC READINESS TO RESPOND TO ENERGY SECURITY CHALLENGES

Moderator: Ana STOJILOVSKA, Analytica

Representative, Energy Regulatory Commission

Hans-Helge SANDER, German Embassy Skopje

Viktor DIMITRIEVSKI, Energy regulative department, EVN Macedonia

13.40 – 14.00

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS

14.00 – 14.30

COCKTAIL

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Venue

HOTEL STONE BRIDGE, Skopje

Provided by

Macedonia Office