Lectures on energy policy from DiXi Group
In October, DiXi Group experts prepared and held lectures on energy policy of Ukraine and its reverberation in European context for students of two universities: Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU). The lecture read by DiXi Group President Olena Pavlenko at KSE concerned the risk of discontinuation of gas transit via Ukraine. The attendees were especially interested in new contracts which Ukraine must sign with Gazprom and in the possible scenarios of how the situation with gas supply this winter could unfold not just for us but also for Moldova. “It is important for us to communicate with students and explain them what’s going on in Ukraine’s energy sector. For listeners, this is an opportunity to find out more about it and decide whether they are interested in pursuing the energy subject further,” DiXi Group President Olena Pavlenko shared her impressions. “For us as an analytical center, it also means growth, because we must be ready to give answers to any questions and turn complex topics into simple explanations. An excellent process of interaction that inspires and motivates us to move forward.” A lecture at UCU’s Kyiv center became a part of the European Studies Certification Program “Europe. Values. Future. Ukraine in European Project”. DiXi Group experts Olena Pavlenko, Anton Antonenko and Roman Nitsovych made an express overview of various energy sectors, answered numerous questions about both internal Ukrainian and external processes, and shared DiXi Group’s experience in these areas. In particular, they discussed how local communities may receive information about extractive companies operating in their region and, therefore, how to build mutually beneficial communication with them; and also, how the new electricity market and imports from Belarus and Russia may affect our economy. Substantial attention was devoted to the topic of gas wars waged under several Ukrainian presidents: how these conflicts are related to the present time, what lessons Europeans learned from them, and what difficulties are presently hampering the lobbying of Ukraine’s interests abroad.