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Research Seminar: “Energy Transition in the European Union: Central and Eastern European Perspectives” with Dr. Matúš Mišík

November 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:Room 482, Discovery Centre, 4th floor MacOdrum Library

Presentation slides are forthcoming, please check back next week! (updated November 5 2018 2:55PM)

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Ottawa are pleased to host a research seminar with Dr. Matúš Mišík on “Energy Transition in the European Union: Central and Eastern European Perspectives.” The lecturer will discuss the European Union’s strategies to combat climate change and how Central and Eastern European member states apply these strategies.

The European Union developed a set of goals that should help it on the way to the carbon-free future. However, member states can choose their own paths to achieve these goals. The lecture examines how EU member countries from Central and Eastern Europe have been trying to change their energy systems to better cope with the requirements of carbon-free economy. Their solution is different from other EU member states – not only they consider nuclear energy to be a part of the solution (and not of the problem as majority of countries currently do), but they have approached renewable sources with suspicion and the schemes developed to support renewables expansion have paradoxically had negative impact on their inclusion into the energy mix.

Dr. Mišík is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Political Science at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is also currently a visiting scholar at Carleton University with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and is teaching a graduate course this fall term with the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS).

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend.

Please note that registration is now closed.

This event is supported by the Centre for European Studies Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) which receives funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and by Carleton University.