Graduate Student Workshop: “Energy and Climate Change”

Graduate Student Workshop: “Energy and Climate Change”

Presentations Conference Agenda List of presenters Conclusions

March 21, 2009, Centre for conferences and study (British Council), Skopje

Within the Energy and Infrastructure Programme Analytica organized its First International Graduate Student Workshop on the topic of “Energy and Climate Change – Southeast Europe in focus”. The participants at the workshop were professors, PhD candidates and post-graduate students from Macedonia, Poland, Czech Republic and Austria, giving presentations on the topics of Climate Change Mitigation, Renewable Energy Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Regional Cooperation.

Our aim with this event was to show that in the time of global concern over the issues of climate change, energy security and environment protection, Macedonia and the SEE region are not lagging behind. That the academia, the young scholars and the NGO sector are actively involved in this field, follow the newest developments and work together in combating the issues and development of new framework for action and mitigation of climate change.

On the topic of energy and climate change, the Workshop was opened with the presentations of Dr Natasha Markovska, Senior Researcher in the Research Center for Energy, Informatics and Materials in Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ICEIM-MANU), Ms Makedonka Dimitrova-Andonova, General Secretary and Researcher in the Macedonian Center for Energy Efficiency (MACEF) and Dr Hristina Spasevska, Assistant professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. Followed next three other panels, where the issues of Energy and Environment, Energy efficiency and Renewable energy sources and Regional cooperation in Energy were discussed by the panelists.

The Graduate Student Workshop was the first of this type that Analytica has organized. It was a pilot project for Analytica. We would like to build on the experience of this workshop and to establish a large international student conference on an annual basis in the years to come.

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