The Vienna Energy Club brings together 10 Vienna-based
international organizations dealing with energy, providing an
informal platform for discussions and exchange of views.


While united in their efforts to put energy-related issues at the forefront of public discussion, and sharing a common host country, the members of the Vienna Energy Club do differ widely in terms of their size, their focus, and membership, as well as in geographic scope and their core missions. Thus, the Vienna Energy Club members bring a rich range of opinions and perspectives to key energy questions:

 

 

At the initiative of Mr. Slavtcho Neykov, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat (2006-2012), these organizations held their first joint meeting in September 2009, which resulted in the adoption of the designation “Vienna Energy Club” for the gathering, and in a decision to continue with a regular cycle of meetings. The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and International Affairs and the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism represent the host country at the meetings.

The Club meets two times a year, based on a rotating host principle. As of July 2017, REEEP acts as the coordinator of the VEC.

 

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Minister KöstingerElisabeth Köstinger
Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism of the Republic of Austria

It is a great pleasure for me to acknowledge the work of the Vienna Energy Club. This club underlines the importance of the cluster of energy related organisations hosted by Austria, and is comprised of the Energy Community, IAEA, IIASA, OSCE, OFID, OPEC, REEEP and UNIDO. There is no other case, in Vienna or elsewhere, where such organisations have chosen to meet and exchange views on a regular basis, forming their own club.


Minister KneisslDr. Karin Kneissl
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria

The world is facing enormous ecological challenges while at the same time high population growth results in an increasing demand for energy. Immediate answers are required in combination with continued security of energy supply and an increase in access to energy. I am delighted Vienna’s Energy Club has developed into a centre of worldwide energy dialogue, able to help tackle these challenges.