SID Vijverberg Sessions – “The European Agenda on International Cooperation; contribution of the Dutch with regard to emerging global scarcities and power shifts”

June 25, 2008 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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First Vijverberg Session on Energy – Rabobank, Korte Vijverberg 2, The Hague, 20 May 2008

Read the full Report of the discussion which took place as a part of the first SID Vijverberg Session focused on the issue of Energy. The session was attended by some 30 participants, experts on the issue of energy from the different stakeholder groups. In order to stimulate the debate and give food for thought the session was open with two presentation, first by Aad van Bohemen, Head Emergency Planning and Operations International Energy Agency and second by Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Fellow at CEPS. The presentations were folowwed by lively and interesting debate, report of which will soon be posted on this website. The background paper for the session”Two sides of the same coin? Securing European energy supplies with internal and external policies” was prepared by CEPS, SID’s partner in the session on Energy.

The Vijverberg sessions are ‘’fireplace sessions’’ organised by SID Netherlands Chapter and the European programme in cooperation with theme specific partners that bring together a limited number of selected participants to engage in cross sector dialogue, with the aim to critically reflect on – and contribute to – European policies regarding global issues and international relations.As such, the sessions are also meant as a vehicle to actively involve Dutch stakeholders in European policy making, in particular with regard to North-South relations.

Vijverberg sessions are divided in 4 interrelated and interdependent sub-thematic session: energy; food; water; and environment, scarcities and migration.

They are organised by SID Netherlands and SID European Programme in cooperation with a number of theme specific partners and in parallel to SID Netherlands lecture series on “Energy, Water and Food: Global Scarcities and Power Shifts”.


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