The Future of EU Energy Governance: Towards a European Energy Community?

Paavo Lipponen Paavo Lipponen
Sami Andoura & Jean-Michel Glachant Sami Andoura & Jean-Michel Glachant

To 7.10.2010 klo 13:00-16:30
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, 2nd Floor, Helsinki

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Notre Europe, are organizing an Expert Roundtable:

The Future of EU Energy Governance: Towards a European Energy Community?

on Thursday 7 October, 2010 at 13:00 – 16:30
at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs,
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, 2nd floor, Helsinki

With a new EU Energy Strategy for 2011-2020 under preparation, what will be the future of EU Energy governance? This seminar aims to identify and discuss enhanced models of governance for the EU’s future energy policy. It will do so by looking at both top-down and bottom-up approaches for enhanced cooperation. What lessons can the EU learn from Nordic and Baltic models of enhanced cooperation? What are the challenges facing EU energy policy? And does Europe need a European Energy Community?


13:00 - 13:15 Welcome and Opening remarks: Mr Paavo Lipponen, former Prime Minister of Finland

13:15 - 14:45 Session 1: Energy Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region: What lessons for Europe?


Ms Riina Nevamäki, State Secretary, Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland
Finland and Nordpool: From government control to market-based cooperation

Mr Einari Kisel, Deputy Secretary General of Energy, Ministry of Economy and Communication of Estonia
The Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan: Uniting the Baltic Sea?

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30 Session 2: EU energy policy for 2011-2020: Towards a European Energy Community?


Dr. Jean-Michel Glachant, Director of the Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, Florence
EU Energy Policy: Assessment & Challenges

Mr Sami Andoura, Research Fellow, Notre Europe
The European Energy Community: A Policy Proposal

Chair and Comments: Mr Pekka Sutela, Principal Adviser, Bank of Finland

End of the Seminar

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Timo Behr, tel. +358 206 111 722,
Kukka-Maria Kuisma, tel. +358 206 111 718,