Workshop: Security of Energy Supply in the New Europe

A two-day workshop on the 'Security of Energy Supply in the New Europe – Challenge for the European Neighbourhood Policy', jointly organized by Valentina Feklyunina and Anke Schmidt-Felzmann (both University of Glasgow) was held on 19-20 September 2007 in the Adam Smith Building of the University of Glasgow.

The event was hosted by the Department of Politics and generously funded by UACES, the Glasgow-based Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES), the Scottish Jean Monnet Centre, the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences and the Department of Politics of the University of Glasgow.

Organisation of this event was motivated by the fact that security of energy supply has become in recent years one of the most salient issues on the European Union's agenda. The workshop brought together a total of 30 participants, established scholars and young researchers from eight institutions and of ten different nationalities.

The workshop was organized in four sessions with a discussant in each session kick-starting debates among the participants. Day one focused on the EU perspective, and day two focused on the perspectives from neighbouring states.

The workshop closed with a discussion of future collaboration among participants; joint publications on the basis of the workshop papers were highlighted as a first step. Among the notable outcomes of the workshop include the publication of a number of revised workshop papers in a Special Issue of the online Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER).

First published: 20 December 2007