The aim of the course is to provide students with and comprehensive understanding of the energy sector of the Czech Republic within regional context. The course further analyzes the energy sectors of Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Poland in relation to the Central European region. The course is based on a structure offering its participants a comprehensive look on the energy sector of the Czech Republic, its historical development and geopolitical position within its neighbors. The particular topics include coal, nuclear, oil, gas and other energy sectors, as well as energy and environmental policies of the neighbors and the European Union. Attention is paid both to the historical background and recent issues.