Please note that this event takes place in English.

APPLICATION PERIOD HAS ENDED

Call for Applications

The Hertie Energy and Environment Network (HEEN) cordially invites you to apply for the HEEN’s Workshop X, which will take place from Friday, 16 November to Sunday, 18 November 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The workshop "Policy Challenges of Coal Phase-out in a Democratic System: Romania and the European Union” will focus on the constraints and opportunities of phasing out coal power generation. Exploring an Eastern European context for the first time in HEEN’s history, the workshop will highlight the diversity of stakeholders’ perspectives on phasing out coal, from that of frontline activists, climate think-tank representatives, MPs representing coal reliant regions to that of researchers and business representatives.

Comparing the current status of use of coal in Eastern Europe and the European Union, the workshop will investigate the barriers and alternatives to the coal-phase out, its social impacts and social justice aspects as well as its economic implications, covering the topics of electricity market design, market opportunities for the gas and nuclear industry and business models in a low carbon economy.

The workshop topic will be explored using a variety of discussion formats, from traditional expert presentations and a round table discussion among the guest speakers to interactive discussions among speakers and workshop participants. As networking and professional development are central to HEEN, workshop program also includes open-end networking dinners, pitches by HEEN members, skill sessions and an excursion the passive house in Bucharest. The opening session on Friday is organized in cooperation with Bucharest University of Economic Studies. On Saturday and Sunday the workshop will take place at the OK Centre, a foundation dedicated to improving the chances for teenagers to receive quality education by providing scholarships.

Preliminary Agenda

FRIDAY 16 November 2018
Location: Faculty of Business Administration (in Foreign Languages) (FABIZ), Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Calea Griviței 2-2A, Bucuresti 010731, Romania

14:00-17:00: Coal phase-out: Bridging Romanian and European perspectives

Keynote speech by Claude Turmes, State Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Luxembourg; former coordinator on Energy issues for the Green Group in the European Parliament (TBC)
● Presentations by various stakeholders
- Razvan Nicolescu, Energy & Resources Industry Leader Deloitte, former Minister of Energy
- Virgil Popescu, Congressman of Mehedinti, Vice-president of the Industry and Services Commission (TBC)
-Roxana Minzatu, Congresswoman of Brasov, Secretary of the Industry and Services Commission (TBC)
- Allen Coliban, Senator of Brasov, Member of the Environment Commission
- Alexandru Mustata, Campaign Coordinator, Bankwatch Romania
- Suzana Carp, Sandbag, Brussels Office Lead
● Round table and Q&A session moderated by Corina Murafa, Director - Ashoka Romania

Location: TBA
18:00-open end: Dinner & Networking (optional, self-pay basis)

SATURDAY 17 November 2018
Location: OK Center, Strada Traian 1, sector 3, Bucuresti 030571, Romania

09:00-10:00: Welcome & introduction
● Presentation of the Hertie Energy & Environment Network
● Presentation by potential partners
● HEEN pitches

10:00-11:30: Challenges of the coal phase-out in Eastern Europe: social, political and business perspectives
Presentations by speakers followed by Q&A sessions to understand the basic challenges of coal phase-out in Eastern Europe.
● Alin Tanase and Vlad Catuna, Greenpeace Romania, Just Transition/Coal Phase-out Campaigners
● Eugenia Gusilov, Director, Romania Energy Center (ROEC)
● Business representative (TBC)

11:30-11:45: Coffee break

11:45-13:15: Challenges of the coal phase-out in the European Union: social, political and business perspectives
Presentations by speakers followed by Q&A sessions to understand the basic challenges of coal phase-out in the EU.
● Stephanus Lintker, Head of International Relations and Energy Markets, EnergyAgency.NRW GmbH (TBC)
● Philipp Offenberg, Analyst, European Commission, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)
● Prof. Dr. Michael Rodi, Director and Academic Supervisor, Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität (IKEM)
● United Kingdom Representative (TBC)

13:15-14:00h: Lunch

14:00-15:15: Business models in a post-coal Europe
Short presentation by the speakers followed by 3 discussion rounds to understand how the electricity sector might look in a world where coal is phased out.
● Dave Jones, Lead Power Market Analyst, Sandbag
● Oliver Sanderson, Head of European Natural Gas Analysis, Refinitiv (Formerly Thomson Reuters Finance and Risk)
● Energy expert (TBC)

15:15-18:30: Excursion to the Passive House Bucharest- EFDEN

Location: TBA
20:30-open end: Dinner and Networking (optional, self-pay basis)

SUNDAY 18 November 2018
Location: OK Center, Strada Traian 1, sector 3, Bucuresti 030571, Romania

09:30-10:00h: HEEN pitches
Presentations on current topics by the HEEN Network.

10:00-11:30: Skills session I – Leadership for Climate, delivered by Magor Csibi, Head of Culture, TrendConsult

11:30-11:45: Coffee Break

11:45-13:00: Skills session II – Storytelling (TBC)

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:00: HEEN network development session
Future development session for the HEEN network - participants have the chance to join the HEEN Board and co-organize the next HEEN workshop.

HEEN – Hertie Energy and Environment Network

HEEN is a vibrant international network of young energy and climate experts promoting a sustainable energy future based on trust, openness and curiosity by facilitating active dialogue, knowledge exchange and professional development. Established in 2014, HEEN is affiliated with Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung’s “Fellows and Friends” Programme, and currently comprises over 120 members active in the public, private and NGO sectors across Europe.
www.heenetwork.org

Conditions

APPLICANTS
Alumni of the Hertie Foundation, i.e., affiliates of the fellows & friends Programme, are welcome to apply and constitute HEEN’s key target audience. Experienced professionals in the Energy and Environment field, who do NOT have a fellows & friends programme affiliation, are also welcome to apply. Such “non-affiliates” will be selected based on relevant experience and demonstrated willingness to contribute to the workshop program, and may constitute a maximum of 30% of the participants.

WORKSHOP CONTRIBUTION
The HEEN meetings are organized free of charge by volunteer coordinators and with the support of the Hertie foundation. The dinners on Friday and Saturday evening as well as tickets for the public transportation in Bucharest are on self-pay basis.

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT
A limited budget is available. You may indicate that you would like to receive travel reimbursements while applying. Upon your acceptance to HEEN X, you will receive a confirmation by the network coordinators about the amount of reimbursement awarded. Travel reimbursements can only be granted for 2nd/economy class tickets, as per the following conditions: (1) up to 80 Euros for participants residing in Germany; (2) up to 120 Euros for participants residing in the EU member states before 2004, EFTA states, and (3) up to EUR 150 for participants residing in the EU member states since 2004, EU candidate countries, EU Eastern Partnership countries. Attendance on Saturday and Sunday is obligatory to qualify for travel reimbursements. Travel reimbursements for non-affiliates are possible if they make an outstanding contribution to the network meeting, e.g., presenting.

ACCOMMODATION
While accommodation will NOT be provided free of charge, you will receive a list of suggested accommodation options upon your acceptance. There are plenty of reasonably priced accommodation options in Bucharest .

PARTICIPATION
Please note that all sessions are mandatory if not otherwise indicated. The participants represent their own views and opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of their organisations. For all workshop sessions Chatham rules apply.

APPLICATION
We encourage you to apply as early as possible. There will be 2 application review rounds:
Round 1 - for applications received by Monday, October 15
Round 2 - for applications received by Wednesday, October 24

You may be directly accepted after Round 1, or your application may be reviewed together with Round 2 applications. You will be notified of the decision promptly.

To apply please fill out the APPLICATION FORM BELOW.
In case of questions about HEEN or the application procedure, please contact Ms Olga Bondarenko (BondarenkoO@fellows-ghst.de). Should you face any technical difficulties in completing the application, please contact Ms Julia Michalsky (MichalskyJ@ghst.de).

Details

Beginn:
16. November 2018
Ende:
30. November 2018
Gruppe:
Energy & Environment Network (HEEN)

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Application Procedure

We encourage you to apply as early as possible. There will be 2 application review rounds:
Round 1 - for applications received by Monday, October 15
Round 2 - for applications received by Wednesday, October 24

It is OBLIGATORY to apply using the registration form below. In case of questions about HEEN or the application procedure, please contact Ms Olga Bondarenko (BondarenkoO@fellows-ghst.de). Should you face any technical difficulties in completing the application, please contact Ms Julia Michalsky (MichalskyJ@ghst.de).

While filling out the form, you will be asked to submit a short biography to introduce yourself (max. 150 words). Please, write your short bio according to the instructions and an example below.

Instructions for the short biography: Please mention your affiliation with the Hertie Foundation (when applicable), your current professional/academic affiliation, previous positions and experience, and any other aspect that speak to your experience in the energy and environment sector. Please use the third person when describing yourself. Please note that your biography may be shared among HEEN participants or to limited third parties, e. g. prospective speakers at the workshop.

Example: Annkathrin is working as a Market Analyst at innogy SE in Commercial Development within the Renewables division. Prior to this, she worked as a Management Consultant at Accenture GmbH in the utilities sector. Other stints were at the German Federation of Industries (BDI), Deutsche Telekom AG and the World Economic Forum. She holds a MPP from Hertie School of Governance and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht and is a member of the German National Merit Foundation.


Application


Personal Details

If applicable, please indicate your program/affiliation to the Hertie Foundation (START, Hertie School, Studienkolleg, etc.).

(in case of questions concerning your application)

  

Professional Background and Motivation


Employer/academic institution
Position/status
Key topics

Please follow the instructions indicated above.

HEEN: Your Involvement and Network Development

Kick-off Workshop

HEEN II "Towards an European Energy Union"

HEEN III "A gloomy or green future? – Industry trends and job prospects in the European energy sector 2030"

HEEN IV "The Road to Paris: What does COP 21 hold for the world?"

HEEN V "End of the Energy Giants- Rise of New Actors"

HEEN VI "Power^2: sector coupling as the new frontier for the energy transition""

HEEN VII "Global trends in renewable support schemes"

HEEN VIII "Unpacking the EU winter package – What is the future of Europe’s electricity market?"

HEEN IX "How will digitalization disrupt the energy sector?"

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Kick-off Workshop

HEEN II "Towards an European Energy Union"

HEEN III "A gloomy or green future? – Industry trends and job prospects in the European energy sector 2030"

HEEN IV "The Road to Paris: What does COP 21 hold for the world?"

HEEN V "End of the Energy Giants- Rise of New Actors"

HEEN VI "Power^2: sector coupling as the new frontier for the energy transition""

HEEN VII "Global trends in renewable support schemes"

HEEN VIII "Unpacking the EU winter package – What is the future of Europe’s electricity market?"

HEEN IX "How will digitalization disrupt the energy sector?"


This information will NOT be considered during the selection process, but would help HEEN X Organizing Team to better plan HEEN Network Development Session.

Request for Travel Cost Reimbursement

IMPORTANT: The offer for travel cost reibursement is aimed at those participants who do not have the means to cover their own travel costs (e.g. do not have a regular income). Please, consider if you can cover your own travel costs by yourself. University students are exempted from this regulation.


My travel costs are (Please, state an amount.):

The following list shows the maximum amounts that are being reimbursed according to your country of residence. In case of questions, please contact Ms. Alexandra Liebscher (LiebscherA@ghst.de). Please, note that not all request can be fulfilled. We may not provide a reason for declining your request for travel cost reimbursement. We kindly ask for your understanding.


I hereby confirm that I have read the terms and conditions for a travel costs reimbursement (https://www.fellows-ghst.de/pdfs/14-BPFwPD4kYB/). I understand that my travel costs will not be reimbursed if my request does not meet the guidelines. I request a reimbursement (max. 80 % of the your total travel costs) of up to ... (Please, select country of residence.)

up to 80 €: Germany

up to 120 €: EU member states beforer 2004, EFTA members

up to 150 €: EU members since 2004, EU candidate countries, EU Eastern Partnership countries

up to 300 €: other countries

This is where you can add comments regarding your application.

I have registered for the online forum of the Hertie Foundation (www.fellows-ghst.de). Please, use my personal profile at the online forum for the selection process of the workshops.

I hereby agree that my application documents and the personal data therein may be used and processed by the Hertie Foundation within the scope of the application procedure for the "Workshop - Policy Challenges of Coal Phaseout in a Democratic System". For more information, please see our data protection notice (https://www.fellows-ghst.de/datenschutz/). You can withdraw your agreement at any time and with immediate effect. Please contact Grzegorz Nocko (NockoG@ghst.de) in that case. By withdrawing your consent your application is no longer eligible for consideration.

Please, note that your participation at the HEEN Workshop X is only final after confirmation via e-mail. Not all applications can be approved as spots for the workshop are limited.

Please, keep in mind to update your profile in the inline forum (www.fellows-ghst.de). This helps us in the section process and increases your chances of being selected for participation.

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