Heidelberg 2017 - Power Shifts Academic Forum
Reflecting Europe's Energy
„Power Shifts - Reflecting Europe’s Energy“ is a project by the European Youth Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation in cooperation with the innogy Foundation. Heidelberg 2017 – Power Shifts Academic Forum is organised by the European Youth Parliament Germany. Three focus countries, France, Poland and Germany have hosted and will host an international youth forum in the project timeline from 2015 until 2017 involving over 100 young participants from all over Europe. The forum participants are supported by eight young experts, the Steering Group. The group will accompany the academic forums until 2017 and provide the analytical preparation for the discussions.
Heidelberg will be the third and final event of the project series. In 2015 the Academic Power Shifts Forum in Lyon, France, hosted 120 participants from 26 European countries for seven days. Warsaw, Poland will follow in October 2016. Their concluding product will be a policy summary, which is to set the basis of the discussions during the final event in Brussels. The project is supported by the patronage of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission and head of the project Energy Union; Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany as well as Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister for Energy in Poland.
The forum will be held from the 9th - 16th August 2017 with officials arriving on 8th August and delegates on 9th August. There will be a Chairs, Media and Organisers Training held in Berlin prior to the session. The forum is head organised by Ms Christine Meiser (DE) and Ms Ella Gemünd (DE) and presided by Ms Maria Pashi (CY). The Editors of the forum are Ms Sabrina Mellerowic (DE) and Mr Tobias Satlow (AT).