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International Energy Charter contributes to the EuroSchool in Azerbaijan

On 21-24 August 2017, the International Energy Charter contributed to the second edition of the summer EuroSchool organised by EU Neighbours East project responsible for the 5th component of the EU4Energy Programme. This dialogue-driven and interactive activity was initiated by the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan in the framework of the -Young European Neighbours- network. The aim was to raise further awareness about the European Union with a special focus on energy.

Legal Coordinator for the Knowledge Centre, Vitali Hiarouski, contributed to the event by holding an interactive learning session on sustainable development, energy, and its international legal framework in coordination with officials of the EU4Energy programme. The Energy Charter Secretariat’s representative spoke about the International Energy Charter as an implementing partner of the EU4Energy programme. Particular emphasis was made on the first-year work programme in Azerbaijan.

The EU4Energy programme is an EU financed initiative that supports evidence-based energy policy making and energy efficiency in the region of the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). The Energy Charter Secretariat provides technical assistance to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus to strengthen the legal framework and stimulate investment in the countries’ energy sector.