The lecture: Western Balkans as part of the Energy Community and Energy Union


International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)


within the framework of the lectures “Western Balkans and the EU”


kindly invites you to a lecture of


Janez Kopač, MSc


Director of the Energy Community Secretariat


with the title


Western Balkans as part of the Energy Community and Energy Union


on Monday, 3 July 2017, at 17.00,

at the hotel "Lev", 13th floor, "Grad" hall, Vošnjakova 1, Ljubljana.



Janez Kopač has been the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat based in Vienna since 2012. The Energy Community is an international organization dealing with energy policy. The organization was established by an international agreement in Athens in October 2005. The community is bringing together the European Union, on one hand and the countries of South-Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region. The mission of the Energy Community is to extend the EU's internal energy market to south-eastern Europe and beyond on the basis of a legally binding framework.


The Western Balkans is an important part of the Energy Community and Energy Union, especially in the light of the development potential represented by energy for individual countries in the region. Director Kopač will talk about the challenges and difficulties he faces in his work in the Western Balkans and in the functioning of the Energy Community.



The lecture will be held in the Slovene language. After the lecture the discussion will follow moderated by a Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović and Bakhatyar Aljaf.


Live stream:


We ask you to take your seats in the hall by 16.55 at the latest.


Participation at the event is free of charge, but we ask that you confirm your presence at the telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or to the email address






Ljubljana, June 27 2017


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