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Vilnius (LT) - 04/07/13

Conference on "Scientific support to energy security in the Baltic Sea Region"


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania together with Joint Research Centre are pleased to invite you to Vilnius on 4 July 2013 to participate in the conference "Scientific support to energy security in the Baltic Sea Region".  The event will center on the role of science as a contributor to regional cooperation-related innovative solutions which are a precondition for successful mitigation of energy security challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The Conference which brings together all stakeholders from governments, science and industry is an important step towards generation of relevant effective networking, best practice sharing and other factors essential for exploring scientific potential and developing practical regional solutions.  

The Conference aims at identifying regional energy security issues, stakeholders’ needs to meet regional energy security challenges and scientific potential, as well as possible instruments for responding to those needs.

The Conference is in line with the priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2013 which include: energy security, particularly the completion of the internal energy market and strengthening the external EU energy policy, and effective implementation of the European Union strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.


Download the Agenda in PDF (Latest version: 25/06/2013)

Communication to the participants

Conclusions of the conference in PDF


Session 1: Energy security in the Baltic Sea Region: challenges and opportunities

Session 2: How should science better contribute to energy security in the Baltic area? Part 1

Session 2: How should science better contribute to energy security in the Baltic area? Part 2

[+] Practical Information

Date & Place of the Conference Thursday 4th of July 2013.

Venue: "Lithuanian Academy of Sciences "

Adress: 3 Gedimino Ave - Vilnius, Lithuania

How to reach the centre of Vilnius from the Airport: Please find all information about transports and directions from/to the Airport on the Vilnius Airport website

Travel & Hotel accommodation :Participants must make their own arrangements for travel and hotel accommodation and no expenses will be reimbursed. For participants' convenience, a certain number of hotel rooms have been pre-booked in Vilnius for this event. It is mandatory to proceed individually with your reservation, sending the reservation form for the chosen hotel to,%2004-07-2013.


Location of hotels, Academy of Sciences and airport.

Location of hotels, Academy of Sciences and airport.©2013 Google - Map Data ©2013 Google

Hotels and reservation forms:

Location of these hotels as well as Academy of Sciences can be seen on the map

On the Conference day:

  • Welcome /Registration Desk:
    The welcome desk for receiving badges to access the Conference room will be open from 07h30 to 08h20 (on 1st floor of the Academy of Sciences).
  • Lunch:
    A buffet- lunch will be offered to all registered participants and speakers – It will be held in the National Drama Theatre of Vilnius, located in front of the Academy of Sciences (at 4, Gedimino Ave.)