Lviv roundtable Visegrad 4 Ukraine: improving energy efficiency

The roundtable took place on February 25, 2016, at Lviv Polytechnic National University in Lviv. 

The event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Slovak Foreign Policy Association

The event was part of the “V4 Road Show in Ukraine” initiative agreed by the V4 deputy foreign ministers in Lviv on October 7, 2014, where the aim was, first, for V4 countries to share their reform experiences of selected policy areas with Ukraine, and second, to enhance coordination of V4 assistance to Ukraine.

The V4 countries agreed to take on sector-specific roles in providing assistance to Ukraine in relation to the reform process linked to implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU. Slovakia is in charge of energy.

The aim of this Lviv roundtable, held under the auspices of Slovak Deputy Foreign and European Affairs Minister Igor Slobodník, was to facilitate the sharing of V4 experiences with Ukrainian partners on improving energy efficiency and the use of renewables, including implementation of the EU legislation and programs, transposition into the national legislation and V4 country policies, and learning from best practices and successfully energy efficiency projects in the V4 countries.

Partners of the event were International Visegrad Fund, Lviv City Council, Lviv Oblast State Administration, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Centre for Global Studies: Strategy XXI (Kyiv), Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University (Brno), Polish Institute of International Affairs (Warsaw), Association of Energy Efficient Cities in Ukraine, Lviv and SlovakAid

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