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The Vienna Forum on European Energy Law is a joint initiative between the Florence School of Regulation and the Energy Community Secretariat. The annual event is designed to provide a platform for engagement and debate on the most relevant issues facing the EU and the Energy Community, and to promote knowledge and practice sharing.

Workshop on Legal Challenges in Eastern & South-Eastern Europe

This year, the forum included a closed workshop for regulators on markets and regulation, which explored the current legal challenges in Eastern and South Eastern Europe. This included sessions on network unbundling and certification, in addition to examining the markets in transformation.

You can find links to the presentations given here below.

Session 1: Network Unbundling

Session 2: Markets in Transformation

Evening Debate on the Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating with the Energy Union

The workshop was followed by an open evening debate on the challenges and opportunities of integration with the Energy Union from the perspective of Energy Ministers from the Energy Community, including the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, H.E. Volodymyr Demchyshyn and the Minister of Energy of Albania, H.E. Damian Gjiknuri. 

4th Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

The second day of the forum will be opened by a keynote speech from Dominique Ristori, Director-General, DG Energy on the Energy Union followed by three sessions and a round-table discussion. 

Session 1: The Emerging Governance of the Energy Union

The first session will consider the emerging governance of the Energy Union, looking at the possibility of an electricity market design and the role of ACER.

Session 2: Security of Gas Supply

The second session will examine the security of gas supply, particularly the move toward a pan-European security of supply regime, pipelines, and designing LNG contracts. 

Session 3: Designing and Obtaining Support for RES and Energy Efficiency

The third session will focus on designing and obtaining support for RES and energy efficiency.

Session 4: Energy Dispute Resolution

The final round-table debate will focus on energy dispute resolution, especially as it relates to arbitration, the Russia/Ukraine energy disputes and EU law and arbitration.

For further information on the Forum, please see the website 

Watch the highlights from the Vienna Forum 2016:


Opening and Keynote Address:


Session I: The Emerging Governance of the Energy Union


Session II: Security of Gas Supply


Session III: Law Enforcement in the Energy Community


Session IV: Energy Dispute Resolution


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