Kyiv School of Energy Policy holds a pilot educational course

02 April 2020

Kyiv School of Energy Policy’s (KSEP) pilot course in Energy Law and Regulation in the EU has ended. It consisted of three parts, and continued for almost entire March. All the attendees have left to do is to receive certificates.

The process of selecting listeners was competitive and featured two phases. In total, KSEP received more than 100 applications, from which 30 were selected.

During the first part of Energy Law and Regulation in the EU course, the attendees were introduced to the topics, lecturers and specifics of the very learning process. The participants also worked out interaction in groups.

The second part envisaged independent preparation for the forthcoming lectures. Working individually and in groups, all listeners studied the learning materials and performed assignments in order to get ready for lectures read by European specialists.

Because of the quarantine, the third part of the course was held online using Zoom program. During all three days, lectures were read online with the assistance of simultaneous interpretation. After every lecture, listeners had the opportunity to directly converse with the lecturer during the questions and answers session.

The lecturers of this course included Sergio Ascari from the Florence School of Regulation (Italy), Lucila de Almeida from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), and Andrius Šimkus from Nord Pool AS, Litgrid AB (Lithuania).

“It is worth noting that the course has successfully overcome the beginning of quarantine and the sharp change of format from offline, “live” to online, remote. We successfully mastered the organization of zoom conferences. We had the feeling that this course was fresh and unusual for the listeners and that they were extremely satisfied,” the project’s head Denys Nazarenko shared his impressions. “Presently, many organizations have postponed or canceled their events because of coronavirus. We have found ourselves in the situation when our course has already begun, but we were able to change its format and eventually reach our goals. Sometimes, it was difficult. The lecturers could not fly over here, and the online mode envisaged a certain time difference. Some lecturers had to start the class at 7 in the morning, and one of them read a lecture while being in strict-self-isolation near Milan in Italy. Therefore, we are especially grateful to all of them for working in these conditions.”

The general positive impression from this course motivates the KSEP team to continue their work and invite more experts in energy governance to participate in education and development of the community of the School’s graduates.
For detailed information please visit the project’s website -  https://ksep.energy/.

This educational course was developed within the framework of the USAID Energy Sector Transparency Project, which is implemented by NGO DiXi Group. The course organization became possible thanks to support from the German Economic Team financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany (BMWi), and the Ukraine Think Tank Support Initiative implemented by the International Renaissance Foundation in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) and with financial support from the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine.

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