May, 2024

202415MayAll Day183rd "Energy Transition Future Leaders Academy"(All Day)

Event Details

A challenging and rewarding course for promising young individuals with a genuine interest in energy

When: May 15-18, 2024

Where: ACG Plaka Building, Ipitou 17b, Athens

Powered by:
ACG Center of Excellence in Logistics, Shipping & Transportation
Greek Energy Forum

Under the auspices of:
The US Embassy in Greece
Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic

About the event

The Greek Energy Forum and The American College of Greece co-organize the 3rd “Energy Transition Future Leaders” Academy within the regional landscape of Southeastern Europe. This follows the successful organisation of the previous “Energy Union Future Leaders” Academies conducted in previous years in Athens and Thessaloniki under the auspices of the Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič and inaugurated by Greece’s ministers of energy and the U.S. Ambassador to Greece.

The “Energy Transition Future Leaders” Academy seeks to select 40 high-caliber university students and young professionals with genuine interest in Energy. The objective is to educate these promising 40 young individuals on the significance of European Energy Policies regarding the energy transition, energy security and energy union, as well as highlight the indispensable element of “regionality” and the relations with EU’s international partners.

About the Energy Transition Future Leaders Academy

The Energy Transition Future Leaders Academy is a program intended to identify high-caliber university students and young professionals with proven, genuine interest in Energy and educate them on key elements of current European Energy Policies.

The program’s purpose is to offer these promising young individuals an intensive, challenging and rewarding course on the structure that makes EU’s Energy Policy an essential part of the European Union. The course will examine the fundamental principles that shape the European Energy Policy, analyze the benefits, evaluate the goals, identify the vulnerabilities, and suggest improvements for EU’s energy policy.

The Academy aspires to create -on a biannual basis- a small but valuable core of young energy experts equipped with specialized knowledge to understand, defend, promote, and enrich EU’s Energy Policy.

The program covers four core EU energy policy areas: Energy Security & Solidarity, the Internal Energy Market, Energy Transition & Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency.

The objectives will be met through targeted seminars on all pilar aspects of European Energy Policies, debates, discussions & workshops on critical energy topics, conducted by successful business executives from the energy sector as well as EU, and other government officials & Academics related to the energy sector.

This is a 100% non-profit initiative and hence the participants will not be required to pay any registration fees for their attendance. Furthermore, it is within the organizers’ intentions to cover accommodation expenses for all successful applicants.  

To learn more about how to apply and become selected for the Academy, the agenda, the sessions, the speakers and more, click here or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • University Student/Professional with genuine interest or relevance to the energy sector

Applications accepted by April 15th

Application documents

  • CV (we would encourage the use of the EUROPASS format)
  • (Optional) One short essay answering one of the following questions (500 words max):
    • In your opinion, what would be the potential benefits for SEE countries by applying EU’s energy transition policies? OR
    • In your opinion, which initiatives and projects can best promote energy diversification and energy security in the EU or the SE Europe and Eastern Mediterranean regions?




About the organizers

The Greek Energy Forum founded and headquartered in London since 2013 and currently featuring branch offices in Brussels, Athens, Nicosia, Dubai and Washington DC is an international energy think tank consisting of Greek energy professionals holding international corporate posts and sharing a common interest in the broader energy industry in Greece and Southeastern Europe. The members of the Greek Energy Forum hold international corporate posts and their expertise spans across the energy industry spectrum, benefiting the Greek Energy Forum with a multi-disciplinary skill-set and a holistic approach to its field.

The American College of Greece (ACG) is the oldest and largest U.S., accredited, nonprofit educational institution in Europe. Guided by its mission to add distinctive and sustainable value to our students, Greece, American education, Hellenic heritage, and the global community through transformative teaching, scholarship, and service, ACG has grown into an independent, comprehensive educational institution enrolling more than 7,000 students from Greece and more than 65 other countries. ACG’s educational activities span across all educational levels separated in three divisions including Pierce (2,400+ students in grades kindergarten and elementary to high school), Deree (4,200+ undergraduate and graduate students), and Alba (500+ graduate business students plus Executive Education).

The Center of Excellence in Logistics, Shipping & Transportation (CoELST) at ACG exploits the intellectual and pedagogical resources of ACG as well as the talents of leading scholars, fellows, and business people in order to promote the creation and adoption of innovative practices and policies designed to foster excellence in transportation-related, supply chain and energy fields and thus to assist in transcending the current economic challenges in Greece. The CoELST seeks to foster innovative applied research, teaching and public outreach to help propel Greece’s economic growth by means of academic programs, fellowships, internships, lectures, policy papers, media productions, symposia and conferences.