EU Energy Law and Policy Fundamentals 2022

Registration is open for the first-in-kind professional training intensive in the EU Energy Law and Policy.

EU Energy Law and Policy Fundamentals 2022

February 21, 2022 5 weeks, online sessions with instructors, self-preparation, blended case-studies EUR 500 scholarships available for selected audience from Ukraine's public sector by Center for Liberal Modernity think tank (Germany)

This program is designed for:

Legal, audit, project developement business and consulting professionals;

Owners and executives of energy-related businesses and projects;

Advisers, analysts and policy-makers working with the energy, "green transition", and trade with the EU;

Following mastering the program you will:

  • understand the fundamentals of the legal system of the European Union;
  • get familiar with the design of European energy markets;
  • learn the basics of electricity regulation according to the Clean Energy Package and the EU Green Deal;
  • be able to qualify PSO legal regimes, REMIT requirements, PCI, PECI, PMI investment projects in accordance with the respective regulatory requirements;
  • be able to analyze the current situation and predict development of harmonization process between the legislation of the EU Associate Members (Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova) and the EU law.

Program peculiarities:

Universal level. The curriculum is specifically targeted towards the Ukraine's, Georgia's and Moldova's audiences. Furthermore, the program is designed for a wide range of participants, which means that professionals with any experience will be able to participate productively in the course. This is achieved through the preparation of a large number of training materials that will help the least trained members to deal with all topics, as well as through live communication on narrow professional topics during five webinars with practising lawyers from the EU countries.

Balance between law theory and practical information. Senior Lecturer of the course Andrius Šimkus has extensive experience of working with Georgia, Ukraine and other countries of the region. In this view, all topics to be considered during the program will be oriented towards the applicability of the relevant rules in the Energy Community countries. Communication tools within the group will allow members to share their respective knowledge (peer teaching).

Flexible format. Each member of the group will study at the time of his or her convenience. KSEP team will provide access to online materials for self-studying and individual or pair assignment at the beginning of each week and will remain in constant communication with the group. Also, every Saturday, the group will have a live class for a review of the week, case studies, and live communication with teachers.

Practical project. The program completes with the preparation and presentation of a group project that will involve all participants. The tasks for the project are designed in a way to simultaneously use all of the knowledge acquired by the group, to use their own experience in the energy sector of their countries, as well as to demonstrate their competencies.


Andrius Šimkus, LL.M.

Founder and Managing Partner at Šimkus Energy Consulting, Lithuania. Andrius is a qualified energy lawyer of the European Union with more than 15 years of experience after qualification. He is currently developing his own legal consulting firm and is leading several European Commission international technical assistance projects in Ukraine and Georgia.

Before that, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Nord Pool AS, Head Of Legal Department at Litgrid AB, Lithuanian electricity transmission network operator. Also among his experience is more than 5 years of work as a Gas Expert and Energy Lawyer in the Energy Community.



Tetiana Komarova, PhD in Law

Doctor of Law, Professor of the Department of Law of the European Union of theYaroslav Mudryi National Law University. Tatiana has been dealing with European Union law since 2005, in particular, the problems of judicial protection in the EU. She has been an expert in many projects established by the EU in Ukraine, the OSCE, etc. Tetiana has more than 130 scientific publications on European integration.



Denys Nazarenko, LL.M.

General Manager for Training Programs of the DiXi Group Analytical Center, Director of Kyiv School of Energy Policy LLC. Has a  degree of LL.M Energy Law and Policy by the Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy from Dundee University, UK.

He has 7 years of expert and management experience in the field of energy.

Language of the course

The course is conducted in English.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is equivalent to € 500 per training seat. 10% discount will be offered to the groups of 3 and more.

Training modules

  • Week 1. Introduction to the EU Law

    1.1. Essentials of EU Law

    • Treaties and Legislative system
    • Institutional setup and decision-making mechanisms
    • Policy areas: Common, Shared, and Sovereign policies
    • Implementation and Enforcement
    • Role of EU case law; CJEU
    • Looking forward in 2022

    1.2. Constitutionality of EU Law

    • Relations between EU Law and National law of the EU Member States
    • EU law Supremacy doctrine
    • EU law in bon-EU Member States
    • Issues of Constitutionality within EnC countries

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  • Week 2. EU Energy Law

    2.1. Essentials of EU Energy Law

    • Evolution of EU Energy Law
    • Legal sources and principles: EU energy acquis
    • Pan-European harmonization of the energy regulation
    • Export of EU energy law: the Energy Community

    2.2. European Energy Market Design

    • Fundamentals of the EU energy policy
    • Legal framework of the Internal Energy Market
    • Regulatory tools empowering Energy Markets
    • Development trends in European energy markets
    • Bringing the EU's best energy practice to the EnC CPs

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  • Week 3. EU Energy Policy and Tools

    3.1. Instrumentals of EU Energy Law:

    • Market opening and Public Service Obligations
    • Consumer protection
    • Electricity and gas Network Codes
    • Integrity and transparency of energy markets (REMIT)
    • Trans-European Energy Networks
    • Incentivization of RES
    • Nuclear safety regulations

    3.2. Energy integration of EU Associated Members 

    • EU Association Agreements
    • Energy Community Treaty

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  • Week 4. The future of the EU Energy Law and Policy

    4.1. EU Clean Energy Package

    • Composition of the EU Clean Energy Package
    • Renewable energy and storage program
    • New electricity market design
    • Governance of the Energy Union

    4.2. EU Clean Energy Package and Green Deal in the Energy Community CPs

    • National relevance and topicalities
    • Anticipated scenario for domestic transposition
    • Predictive gap analysis
    • Cases study: energy storages and capacity mechanisms

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  • Assignment Project

    The group is divided into smaller teams, assigned with a project, prepares and presents it.

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Register for the program

By pre-registering you express your interest in this training program. The final reservation of your seat in the group will be made on the basis of payment (or prepayment).

For additional info, please contact program coordinator:

Milena Komar

+38 (067) 2745702 



EU Energy Law and Policy Fundamentals 2022

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