We are pleased to announce that the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy is launching a project entitled Polish-Hungarian Cooperation for Energy Security in the context of Energy Transition and Economy Competitiveness. The project is co-financed with funds received from the Wacław Felczak Institute.

The aim of the project is to conduct research in cooperation with an institution from Hungary and to issue a publication in English that will present the research results. The research is oriented towards Polish-Hungarian cooperation in order to enhance the energy security of both countries. The project includes a strategic assessment of the existing energy policy vectors of Poland and Hungary, which are characterized by certain differences. Based on existing political and strategic realities, we want to find a common denominator in the actions of both countries in such a way as to indicate the field for strengthening cooperation between Poland and Hungary.

The works in the project consider two important aspects of energy security in today’s world: (1) energy transition and (2) building economic competitiveness. The reference to energy transition includes analysis of political, economic, and social changes in Europe, which significantly affect energy security and development of Poland and Hungary. The realization of the EU climate goals is a challenge for both countries, which are struggling with the problems of air pollution and the high energy intensity of their economies.

As a first step, the project is dedicated to identifying areas where both countries can seek leverage for their economic development. In the second step, we focus on developing solutions to the above-formulated research problems. We search for answers to the question: how can energy efficiency lead to economic modernization of the country and at the same time help to obtain climatic and environmental benefits? As a result, we want to propose solutions on how to build the competitiveness of Polish and Hungarian economies and how to implement the objectives of the EU’s energy transition.

 

Project participants:

Ignacy Łukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy – coordinator

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Ignacy Łukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy is a non-governmental and non-profit scientific foundation, which conducts activities for the development of awareness and knowledge in the broadly defined energy sector.

 

 

Corvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture  – project member

corvinus_egyesulet copyCorvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture is an independent think-tank that was founded in 2004 to promote scientific cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe and bring together the young researchers and experts of our region to understand each other better and strengthen our joint initiatives building the future. The main focus is the V4 with a strategic outlook on important questions e.g. Transatlantic cooperation, the future of the EU, Ukraine, the Western Balkans.

 

 

Granted amount:

PLN 59,500.00

Project duration:

15.04.2021 – 15.11.2021

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Public task financed from a grant by the Felczak Institute for Polish-Hungarian Cooperation – application no. 51/2 for support of an undertaking for Polish-Hungarian cooperation.