Organisations

MISSION

The Energy Community extends the EU internal energy policy to non-EU members on the ground of legally binding framework, based on the EU acquis. It provides a stable investment environment, ties its members together with the EU and thereby contributes to security of supply in wider Europe.

 

SCOPE

The parties to the Energy Community Treaty are: the European Union,on the one hand, and eight Contracting Parties on the other, namely: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, and Kosovo*.
17 of the EU-28 hold the status of a participant to the Treaty and 4 further countries are observers to the Treaty: Armenia, Georgia, Norway and Turkey. Georgia is in the process of joining the organisation.

 

TASKS

The key tasks of the Secretariat are to:

  • Assist the Contracting Parties to develop their national legislative framework in compliance with the EU acquis in the areas of electricity, gas, oil, environment, renewable energy, energy efficiency, security of supply, competition and statistics (further, common work in the area of  social issues oil is also performed)
  • Monitor, assess and report about the implementation of the Treaty establishing the Energy Community
  • Provide administrative support to the institutions under the Treaty

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Continuous steps towards Treaty implementation — the Secretariat helps the Contracting Parties to draft numerous EU compliable pieces of national law, both primary and secondary legislation
  • Keeping abreast with the EU developments — extension of the Treaty acquis to include core EU legislation on security of supply (2007), energy efficiency (2009), Third Energy Package (2011) and Renewable Energy (2012)
  • A new geographical scope — on the ground of the original area of operation in the Western Balkans, the accession of Moldova (April 2010) and Ukraine (February 2011) granted the Energy Community a new geographical definition. Georgia is expected to follow the course in 2014. This signalises the political will towards further enlargement.

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Janez Kopač
Director

STAFF
23 permanent staff members
from 16 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
Energy Community Secretariat
Am Hof 4, Level 5
A–1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 535 2222
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www.energy-community.org

 

MEMBER PROFILES

EnC
Energy Community

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

IIASA
International Insitute for applied System Analyses

IPI
International Peace Institute

OFID
The OPEC Fund for International Developement

OPEC
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSCE
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

REEEP
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

SE4ALL
Sustainable Energy for All

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization