The Directorate-General for Energy organises with the Commission Representations in selected EU countries dialogues that offer national stakeholders the opportunity to exchange on key energy-related topics with Commission representatives.
The first dialogue took place in 2021 in the context of the new legislative package aiming to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030. The package covers a wide range of policy areas, including energy efficiency, renewables, energy performance of buildings and more.
These topics became even more relevant in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in early 2022. The Commission's communication REPowerEU: Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy, published on 8 March, focused on the security of supply, energy prices and gas storage, which were addressed in the stakeholder's dialogues of 2022.
The 2023 dialogues mainly focus on the proposed reform of the Electricity Market Design. However, depending on each EU country’s specificities, other topics of particular interest are covered. It is notably the case of the energy performance of buildings, renewables and hydrogen.
|Country||Event date||Topic||EC Representations’ website||Event summary|
|Croatia||5 December||Revision of the Electricity Market Design Directive|
|Latvia||28 November||Revision of the Electricity Market Design Directive|
|Spain||27 June||Revision of the Electricity Market Design Directive|
|Belgium||27 June||Revision of the Electricity Market Design Directive|
|Bulgaria||5 June||Revision of the Electricity Market Design Directive||Summary EN|
European Green Transition: Hydrogen
|Germany||25 April||Revision of the Electricity Market Design Directive|
|France||23 March||European energy policies|
|Italy||22 March||Revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive|
|Slovakia||23 February||Renewable energy sources|
|Country||Event date||EC Representations’ website||Event summary|
|Croatia||12 December||Summary EN|
|Italy||25 November||Summary EN | IT|
|Luxembourg||15 July 2022||Summary EN|
|Spain||6 July 2022|
|Cyprus||5 July 2022||Event page||Summary EN | Recording|
|Germany||21 June 2022||Summary EN | Recording|
|Malta||25 May 2022||Event page||Summary EN|
|Bulgaria||10 May 2022||Summary EN|
|Romania||5 May 2022||Event page||Summary EN|
|France||5 April 2022||Event page||Summary FR|
|Czechia||29 March 2022||Summary EN|
|Country||Event date||EC Representations’ website||Summary (to be added after the events)|
|Greece||2 December 2021||Event page||Summary EN|
|Portugal||19 November 2021||Event page||Summary EN|
|Italy||10 November 2021||Summary EN|
|Latvia||28 September 2021||Event page||Summary EN|
|Ireland||9 September 2021||Event page||Summary EN|
|Slovenia||15 July 2021||Event page||Summary EN|
|Poland||17 June 2021||Homepage||Summary EN | PL|
|Bulgaria||9 June 2021||Event announcement||Summary EN | BG|
|Germany||3 June 2021||Event announcement||Summary EN | DE|
20 May 2021
Participation in these dialogues is upon invitation only. More event dates will be added shortly.
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