Preparing for the next winter: supply security in the EU

Preparing for the next winter: supply security in the EU

Wednesday 22 March 2023
Wed, 2023-03-22 17:00 - 19:00
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Preparing for the next winter: energy supply sufficiency in the European Union


Wednesday 22 March 2023 | 17:00 - 19:00

Sciences Po, Amphi Simone Veil, 28 rue des Saints-Pères

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Together with the urgency of climate change, the war in Ukraine has revealed how critical the subject of energy is for national and European security and led to an unprecedented shift for the European energy sector. In this context, guest speakers will discuss the threats faced by the European energy sector as a consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the actions taken by European Union Member States over the course of the last year to secure energy supply, assess the current prospects regarding next winter’s supply and the remaining REPowerEU plan’s implementation challenges. They will then propose concrete additional measures to enhance energy security in the context of climate action and resilience building. 

These experts are the key policymakers that are leading the European response to the crisis. Ms. Mechthild Wörsdörfer is the Deputy Director-General for the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) at the European Commission and Mr. Laurent Michel is the Director-General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) at the French Ministry for the Energy Transition. Finally, Mr. Nicolas Berghmans, from the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), will present a more technical viewpoint.



Ms. Mechthild WÖRSDÖRFER, Deputy Director-General for the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER)

Mr. Laurent MICHEL, Director-General of Energy and Climate (DGEC), Ministry for Energy Transition

Mr. Nicolas BERGHMANS, Lead European Affairs & Energy-Climate Expert at IDDRI

The debate will be moderated by Prof. Marc RINGEL, Chairholder of the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition at Sciences Po.


This event is co-organized by the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition at Sciences Po, the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and IDDRI.

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