Expert conference

STRATEGIES FOR REGIONAL ENERGY SECURITY – ENERGY POLICIES IN TIMES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Conference

The conference on energy security in times of climate change is organized in cooperation with the NGOs FRONT 21/42 and Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis.

Details

12.12.2011 (Monday)

19:00 Arrival of the participants

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner and official opening of the conference

Welcoming addresses

Short introduction of the newest issue of the political magazine “Political thought” Nr. 36

Anja Czymmeck, Official representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Valon Saraqini, Minister of Economy (tbc)

Abdilaqim Ademi, Minister of Environment and Physical Planning

Vladimir Taleski, Mayor of the City of Bitola

Iskra Stojkovska, FRONT 21/42

Vladimir Misev, Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje

13.12.2011 (Tuesday)

08:00 – 09:00Breakfast

Opening of the working part of the conference

Anja Czymmeck, Official representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

09:00 – 11:00Session 1:

European climate policy - chance for regional sustainable development?

Introduction and moderation:

Prof. Elena Andreevska, University of South Eastern Europe, Macedonia

The EU climate policy – From Kyoto to Durban

Dr. Celine-Agathe Caro, Coordinator for EU Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany

Liljana Popovska, Member of the Parliament (DOM), R.Macedonia

Sonja Lipitkova, State Secretary at the Ministry of environment and physical planning, Macedonia

Prof. Risto Ciconkov, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering-Skopje, Macedonia

Iskra Stojkovska, FRONT 21/42

Open discussion

11:00 – 11:15Coffee break

11:15 – 13:15Session 2:

Energy policies in the region in context of EU harmonization

Introduction and moderation:

Iskra Stojkovska, FRONT 21/42

Elizabeta Georgieva, Delegation of the EU in the Republic of Macedonia

Viktor Andonovski, Sector for Energy, Ministry of economy of the Republic of Macedonia

N.N, Energy Agency of the Republic of Macedonia (tbc)

Zvezdan Kalmar, Representative of CEKOR (Centre for Ecology and Sustainable Development), Serbia, Part of the European Commission Environmental Forum Project

Open discussion

13:15 -14:15Lunch

14:15 – 16:15Session 3:

Energy security as a global problem – regional challenges and perspectives

Introduction and moderation:

Prof. Metodi Hadzi-Janev, Military academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” - Skopje, Macedonia

Natasha Radovanovic, KfW Office, R. Macedonia

Strasho Zafirovski, Head of Technology and Energy Department, Energy Regulatory Commission, Macedonia

Ana Stojilovska, Research fellow of Energy and Infrastructure Programme, Analytica Think-thank organization, Macedonia

Open discussion

16:15 – 16:30Short coffee break (for summarising the results of the workshop and preparing the final conclusions)

16:30 – 17:00Presenting the final conclusions of the workshop

Presentation:

Prof. Elena Andreevska, University of South Eastern Europe, Macedonia

Iskra Stojkovska, FRONT 21/42

Prof. Metodi Hadzi-Janev, Military academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” - Skopje, Macedonia

Closing remarks

Anja Czymmeck, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

17:00 Departure to Skopje

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Venue

Bitola, Hotel Epinal, Macedonia

Speakers

  • Abdilaqim Ademi
    • Minister of Environment and Physical PlanningVladimir Taleski
      • Mayor of the City of BitolaIskra Stojkovska
        • FRONT 21/42