The EU Green Deal

8 weeks

This eight-week course covers the fundamentals of energy and climate policy in the EU Green Deal.

The Grand Tour of Europe’s energy and climate policy

The European Green Deal is the new growth strategy for Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It is ambitious and broad in scope, targeting agriculture, biodiversity, forests, food, green cities, the circular economy, and many more

The FSR Training on the EU Green Deal is a eight-week online course on the fundamentals of energy and climate policy as reformulated in the context of the EU Green Deal.

Learning and Networking

Targeting a broad audience of professionals and academics, this course provides an overview of the most recent developments in energy and climate policy in the EU, and connects you to some of the main experts in the field.

Office hours and live panels

Each week will have a combination of self-paced activities and live interaction with the other participants, FSR experts, and invited guests. This includes reading material, videos, forum discussions, office hours to ask questions to experts, and panel debates. The course ends with group work on mastery challenges.

Florence School at its finest

All the areas and the experts of the FSR Energy & Climate are contributing to this course, bringing their specialties to guide you through the roadmap of the EU Green Deal.

Early bird Discount
10% discount if you register by 15 March 2021
Course director
Leigh Hancher
Course co-director
Leonardo Meeus
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  • Dates
    03 May 2021 - 24 Jun 2021
  • Level
    Specialised
  • Type
    Online
  • Workload
    4-8 hours/week
  • Register by
    19 Apr 2021
STRUCTURE

Week 1: The big picture (4 – 11 May 2021)

Topics: Four policy pillars; EU institutions, treaties, and legislation; Subsidiarity and solidarity; ACER, ENTSOs, EU DSO, Stakeholder forums and processes

  • Office hour: 7 May 12-1pm CEST
  • Panel: 11 May 12-1pm CEST

Week 2: EU climate policy (11 – 18 May 2021)

International climate agreements and EU targets; Decarbonization instruments: EU-ETS; Cross-border mechanism and WTO; Methane emissions; Decarbonization instruments: Renewable and energy efficiency policy

  • Office hour: 14 May 12-1pm  CEST
  • Panel: 18 May – 12-1pm 

Week 3: EU security of supply policy (18 – 25 May 2021)

Different dimensions security of supply; Network planning, TYNDP, TEN-E, offshore, distribution; Resource adequacy and capacity mechanisms; Just transition, universal access, and energy poverty.

  • Office hour: 21 May 12-1pm CEST
  • Panel: 25 May – 12-1pm CEST

Week 4: EU energy market (25 May – 1 June 2021)

Electricity wholesale markets; Gas wholesale markets; Retail markets and new deal; Energy system integration

  • Office hour: 28 May 12-1pm CEST
  • Panel: 1 June – 12-1pm  CEST

Week 5: EU energy innovation (1 – 8 June 2021)

Smart city initiatives from buildings to mobility; Smart city initiatives from buildings to mobility; Digital transformation

  • Office hour: 4 June 12-1pm  CEST
  • Panel: 8 June  12-1pm  CEST

Week 6-7: Mastery challenges 

Week 8: Panels with FSR experts

17 June 12-1 pm CEST

22 June 12-1 pm CEST

24 June 12-1 pm CEST

BACKGROUND

With this training, we want to make it easier for a wider audience of stakeholders, energy professionals, and academics to enter the ongoing process launched by the EU Green Deal.

In the words of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission: “This is Europe’s man on the moon moment. Our goal is to reconcile the economy – the way we produce, the way we consume – with our planet and to make it work for our people.”

This online training inherits the experience of 3 editions of the ”EU Clean Energy Package” and the “EU Energy Transition” courses.

AUDIENCE & LEVELS

The course is given in English and developed for: 

  • Broad target group of Adult learners 
  • Energy policy experts and beginners 
  • Everyone affected by the EU Green Deal, including:. 
    • government agencies 
    • regulatory bodies 
    • energy companies 
    • energy utilities 
    • academics and researchers 
    • European associations
    • new energy players
    • stakeholders

The participants can take the course on 3 different levels: 

  • 1) Investigator: Learn to speak the language of the EU Green Deal and to understand the content of relevant legislation) 
  • 2) Advocate: Learn to discuss and debate the European energy & climate policy with colleagues and field specialists 
  • 3) Master: Learn to discuss, analyse and attempt to solve/improve a European level real life case  

The amount of time required to take this course depends on the aimed course level as well as the level of expertise in the subject prior to joining the course. For example: 

  • Novice to Investigator: 4-6 hours/week 
  • Novice to Advocate: 6-8 hours/week 
  • Novice to Master: 8-10 hours/week 
  • Expert (Advocate level understanding of the topic) to Master: 5 hours/week 
CERTIFICATES

At the end of the course, the participants can earn a Certificate of Attendance, a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Excellence, depending of their performance and engagement throughout the course.

FEES & CANCELATION POLICY
  • General fee: 1000 €
  • Students (with certificate of current studies): 400 €
  • Two free seats for FSR Energy Major Donors
  • One free seat for FSR Energy Associate Donors

Paid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the start date of the course.

The Learning Approach
Personalised Learning
This course offers three different engagement levels, based on your prior knowledge and the amount of time you can dedicate to the course.
Expert panels
Participants-led sessions to deep dive in the topic of the week together with your instructors and guest speakers.
Mastery Challenge
A chance to collaborate with your peers on a European real-life case and discuss it with the main experts in the field.
Office hours
Every week, Q&A sessions to clarify the week and interact with your instructors. Office hours are always recorded.
Course Faculty

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