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International conference: Energy Security and State Capture Risks
 

Agenda

27 October, 2014
Sheraton Hotel Sofia, Sredets Hall

09:00       

Opening: Ognian Shentov, Chairman, Center for the Study of Democracy

Keynote: Velizar Shalamanov, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria

09.15  
The Energy Security and Good Governance Policy Framework in Europe after the NATO Newport Summit

Michael Ruehle, Head, Energy Security Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO Headquarters, Burssels
Frank Umbach, Research Director, European Centre for Energy and Resource Security, King‘s College, London
Adam Janczak, Deputy Director, Economic Department of European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Chair: Amb. Ilian Vassilev, Honorary Chairman, Bulgarian Economic Forum

Discussion   
11.00  Coffee break
11.30

Energy Security and State Capture Risks in in Europe: Measuring and Governance

Andrej Nosko, Program Manager, Open Society Think Tank Fund, Budapest
Andrea Ricci, Director, Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS). Rome
Martin Jirušek, Researcher, Masaryk University, Brno

Chair: Ruslan Stefanov, Director, Economic Program, Center for the Study of Democracy

Discussion

13:00  Lunch
14.00 Countering Energy Security and State Capture Risks

Leila Bičakčić, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN), Sarajevo
Simone Tagliapietra, Researcher, Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei and Research Fellow, Istanbul Policy Center
Arno Behrens, Head of Energy and Research Fellow, Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
András Deák, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Barış Sanlı, Deputy Director General for Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

Chair: Traicho Traikov, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria (2009-
2012)

Discussion
15.30  Coffee break
15:45  

Public-Private Partnerships for Countering Corruption in the Energy Sector in Southeast Europe and the Black Sea Region

Radu Cotici, Head of Secretariat, Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI), Sarajevo
Tomasz Dąborowski, Senior Fellow, Central European Department, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), Warsaw
Evgenia Gusilov, Director, Romania Energy Center (ROEC), Bucharest
Athanasios Dagoumas, Lecturer, University of Piraeus, Advisor to the Minister, Hellenic Ministry of Energy and Climate Change, Greece
Munir Podumljak, Executive Director, Partnership for Social Development (PSD), Croatia

Chair: Theresa Sabonis-Helf, Professor, National War College, Washington

17:30 Closing
20:00    Reception by the Minister of Defense, Lozenets Residence

 

 
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