SEMINAR

Opportunities for the private sector involvement in External Financing Instruments
of the European Union, with an emphasis on energy sector

1 June 2018
Hiša Evropske unije, Dunajska cesta 20, Ljubljana


The seminar will focus on a presentation of the EU External Financing Instruments, in particular the External Investment Plan (EIP), and identify the opportunities for the private sector engagement, with special attention on the energy sector. The emphasis will be placed on investments in sustainable energy projects.


The possibilities for blended finance regarding sustainable energy will also be addressed with examples of projects from the regions of the
- Western Balkans,

- the European Neighbourhood and

- Africa.


We are looking forward to the participation of representatives of small, medium and large companies and other institutions focusing on activities linked to the challenges of sustainable energy, energy solutions and services in various sectors, which are seeking opportunities for internationalization.






PROGRAM

.30–9.00
Registration


9.00–9.30


Opening keynote speeches


Ms Sabina Stadler Repnik
Director-General for Multilateral Affairs, Development Cooperation and International Law
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia


Ms Marjeta Jager
Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development
European Commission



9.30–10.15

Presentation of the External Investment Plan and the state of play of the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD),
with particular focus on an investment window regarding sustainable energy


Mr Torsten Ewerbeck
Deputy Head of the temporary EIP/EFSD Secretariat
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission



10.15–10.30

Q & A


10.30–10.45

Coffee break



10.45–11.30

Opportunities in the energy sector – blending and other innovative instruments
(Western Balkans, EU Neighbourhood and Africa): examples of projects


Mr Felice Zaccheo
Head of Unit for Sustainable Energy, Climate Change
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission



11.30–11.45Q & A


11.45–12.30

Guidelines on participation in EU External Action Instruments, with particular emphasis on elements that are relevant for the private sector

- Overview of existing instruments

- Overview of procurement rules and introduction to PRAG (Procedures and Practical Guide)

- Guidelines on how to search for projects – where are they published and how to apply.


Mr Nicolas Stötzel

Team Leader, Legal Affairs Unit
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission



12.30–12.45

Q & A



12.45–13.00

Closing remarks


Ms Alenka Suhadolnik
Director-General for Economic and Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia


Ms Marjeta Jager
Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development
European Commission



13.00–14.00Buffet lunch and networking













REGISTRATION

Participation is limited and is free of charge. 




PODATKI O PODJETJU / COMPANY INFORMATION

Podjetje / Company:
ID za DDV / VAT number:
Ulica / Street:
Pošta in kraj / Postal code and place:
Telefon / Telephone:
Članska številka pri IZS ali ZAPS / IZS or ZAPS member number:
Član CER / CER member:
Novinar / Press:
KONTAKTNE OSEBE / CONTACT PERSON

Ime / Name*:
Priimek / Surname*:
E-pošta / E-mail*:
Opombe / Remarks:
Pogoji uporabe:





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