The Vienna Forum on European Energy Law is an annual joint initiative between the Florence School of Regulation and the Energy Community Secretariat which is designed to promote engagement and discussion on the most relevant legal and policy issues currently facing the EU and the countries of Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
In an ever-changing energy landscape, the forum considers the complex and challenging legal aspects of EU energy policy, and the opportunities of integration with the EU internal energy market.
This year, the forum was a two day programme which included a one day training on energy markets and regulation. This was followed by a lively debate among Energy Ministers on the challenges and opportunities of integration with the Energy Union. Dominique Ristori opened the second day of the Forum with a keynote address on the state of the Energy Union, ahead of four sessions which focused on the emerging governance of the Energy Union, the security of gas supply, the challenges of designing and obtaining support for RES and energy efficiency and, lastly, the issue of energy dispute resolution.