Summer School on Energy Security


Summer School on Energy Security

The Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University together with our partners is happy to announce the summer school on energy security titled The Energy Policy of the EU and Its Position in Global Energy Environment. The fifth year of this summer school, which already earned an excellent international reputation, takes place in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Telc and will be dealing with highly topical issue of energy policy of the European Union and EU position in the global energy environment.

The summer school will be held from August 13 to 21, 2016 and will host various foreign and Czech energy security experts. Among the lecturers there are James Henderson (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, UK), Vaclav Bartuska (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic), Petr Zavodsky (Director, Nuclear Power Plant Construction Department of the Czech company CEZ, a.s.), Michael Kranhold (German Transmission System Operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH), Aleksandra Lis (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland), and many others.

The summer school will last seven full working days, each dedicated to a specific topic within the issue. The core of the program comprises of issue-related lectures and practice-oriented workshops focusing on EU energy policy making and implementation, relations with major energy producers, global trends in energy production and consumption, etc. The program also includes two one-day-long field trips. 

1) A day-long extended field trip to the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant within which students will have a chance to visit the power plant premises, a simulator of the reactor control room, engine room of the production unit and attend a lecture of Mr. Petr Zavodsky, director of the Nuclear Power Plant Construction Department of the company CEZ, a.s., owner of the power plant.

2) A day-long field trip to E.ON´s Vranov nad Dyji Hydro Power Plant with guided tour through the facility, electric cars presentation, and trip on electric bikes around the National Park Podyji.

Students can earn 4 ECTS credits if all the requirements are fulfilled. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2016.

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