Visegrad Energy Market 2020 - at the forefront of the EU

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One of the most relevant area of energy cooperation is the energy market with aspects of interconnection and liberalization. This is also crucial from the perspective of energy security. Because of the political differences it seems that the common infrastructure and legal regulations could strengthen the V4 cooperation and accordingly to protect the energy security of the V4.

Therefore, the idea of the project is to analyze the energy market(s) in the V4 region in practice and includes:
1. integration of the knowledge regarding ENERGY POLICIES of CZ, HU, PL, SK + EU: to identify energy convergences/divergences within the V4 - mix, dependency, goals, choke points, in order to answer the doubt whether the V4 cooperation could be still possible and valuable and under what assumptions

2. integration of the knowledge regarding ENERGY MARKET of CZ, HU, PL, SK + EU: to analyse EU goals & to confront them with national roadmaps, especially in the field of GAS MARKET (infrastructure, liberalisation and energy stock exchange etc.) and ELECTRICITY MARKET (infrastructure, transmission/distribution losses, smart grids, capacity mechanisms, energy stock exchange, wholesale market, liberalisation, etc.) within the V4 region

3. identification of EXTERNAL ENERGY BEST PRACTICES: in order to provide best non-V4 practices, Nordic energy market will be analysed.


Implementation period: from 09.2015

Expected outputs:

  • international seminars
  • academic monograph
  • media activities



  • Tischner European University (PL) - coordinator
  • Institute of Public Policies (PL)
  • EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (CZ)
  • Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)
  • Center for European and North Atlantic Affairs (SK)

The project is co-financed by the International Visegrad Fund (ID: 31510098) within the Strategic Grants programme (priority: Interconnection and Liberalization of Energy Market).


Additional information:

Expert seminar in the Czech Republic