CEE Energy Hub


A Private-Public Platform for a more secure and sustainable future

GLOBSEC has continuously served as a platform that stimulates public-private dialogue to shape future trends. With global ambitions and building a legacy in mind, GLOBSEC seeks to contribute to critical agendas for Europe.

Energy is among the key topic areas where GLOBSEC strives to make a difference. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had profound and long-term repercussions on global energy security and climate change. While it has drastically accelerated the EU’s efforts to decouple from Russia’s fossil fuels, it revived nuclear power and postponed phasing out polluting energy sources such as coal. Moreover, it caused substantial environmental damage, whose impacts will continue to be felt in the following years.

GLOBSEC’s CEE Energy Hub is a unique, strong and qualitative public-private partnership platform dedicated to energy cooperation, in which the energy dialogue is boosted by the active involvement of key institutional and private stakeholders. Besides being focused on the CEE development, the Hub is synergic with the global discussion on the future of energy security and climate change agendas.

Regularly engaging with decision-makers, the CEE Energy Hub facilitates cross-sectoral dialogues while generating impact assessment and data-driven policy recommendations to ensure more predictability within future regulatory and market developments. Topics ranging from “Energy Security within the New Sanctions Conundrum” to “Innovative Solutions for the Green Energy Technologies” are tackled under the auspices of the Initiative.

A series of closed-door, exclusive events that gather key governmental and private stakeholders from the energy sector will take place in Brussels, Washington, Vienna, Bratislava and Prague, cities in which GLOBSEC has a strong presence. These events present unique occasions for policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas under a neutral, credible, and empowering platform.

The Private-Public Platform (PPP) closed-door discussions, as well as relevant policy briefs and reports of the CEE Energy Hub, are centred around:

  1. Energy security: a regional approach towards enhancing the energy security in the wider CEE region (gas, nuclear, interconnectors, CIP)
  2. Energy transition: focus on technological developments in the EU and US (renewables, small nuclear reactors, hydrogen and innovative solutions in green transition)

Main Goals

  • Consolidating a platform for discussion and exchanges between key stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Strengthening institutional and private partnerships by offering a unique platform that will boost cooperation
  • Contributing to the European and global debate on the most pressing and topical trends in energy and sustainability
  • Producing impact assessments of new regulatory and policy measures in the energy domain following the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine
  • Shaping the CEE energy and economic policy through research-based insights and analysis to deliver concrete policy recommendations


  • Policy impact: an opportunity to shape relevant decision-making processes
  • Contribution to debates on timely and challenging issues, such as access to new energy sources and routes, raw materials, electrification, innovative energy sources uptake, etc.
  • Direct exposure to exclusive, closed-door discussions and related high-level participants

Coming up in June

  • “REPower Security: Rethinking European foreign policy amidst the energy crisis” by the CEE Energy Hub in partnership with Clingendael Institute and Oxford Analytica

Public-private partnership exclusive, closed-door roundtables:

  1. Brussels: EU-level energy transition
  2. Bratislava: Interconnectors and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  3. Vienna: Renewables

Steering Committee

  • Anita Orbán External Affairs Director, Deputy Chairwoman of the Board, Vodafone Hungary, Member of the GLOBSEC Board of Directors
  • Wilhelm Molterer Chairman of the GLOBSEC Board of Directors, former Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister of Austria
  • Vazil Hudák Vice-Chairman of GLOBSEC, Member of the GLOBSEC Board of Directors
  • Gordon Bajnai Partner, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Global Head of Infrastructure, Campbell Lutyens, Member of the GLOBSEC Board of Directors
  • Norbert Kurilla Advisor on the Environment, Energy, Climate Change and the Business Environment, Office of the President, Slovakia
  • Julije Domac Special Advisor on Energy and Climate of the Croatian President of Republic, Croatia
  • Razvan Nicolescu Former Minister of Energy, Romania

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