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Students from the Erasmus University Rotterdam visit the Secretariat

On 17 April 2019, the Energy Charter Secretariat hosted a group of students from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Students enrolled in Masters in International and European Public Law programme came to learn more about the Energy Charter Treaty, the Secretariat’s activities and the global energy environment.

Targeted presentations delivered by legal and policy experts of the Secretariat focused on dispute settlementenergy efficiencyenergy investment and energy transit. In addition, the Expansion Unit presented the Energy Charter’s growing international cooperation with observer and outreach countries in Africa and Asia.

In order to share country specific challenges in the energy sector and the role of Energy Charter Treaty in local context, seconded officials from Azerbaijan and Yemen joined the discussions. This covered Azerbaijan’s main priorities during its 2020 Chairmanship in the Energy Charter Conference, which include rapid deployment of renewable energy sources, improved energy efficiency and enhanced supply security. How the Energy Charter Treaty could help a country like Yemen, a post-conflict country, in attracting energy investments, especially in the area of rural electrification gave some real life examples to the students.

The Knowledge Centre regularly welcomes students from Academic Institutions for information sessions. If you are interested in visiting us or looking for an internship, get in touch with us at: gokce.mete@encharter.org