European Debates: Energy Security – an Opportunity for Cross-border Cooperation?

The Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP) cordially invite you to public debate!

Date: 15 September 2022

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 CEST (Prague, Berlin)

Venue: Fryč Bookshop and Antiquarian Bookshop, Pražská 14, Liberec

Language: English (no interpretation provided)

Energy security is one of the priorities of the current Czech Presidency of the EU Council. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, the European Union has become aware of the need to reduce its dependence on Russian mineral resources. Is it possible to completely cut ourselves off from Russian gas, oil and coal? What impact will this have on the speed of the transition to low-carbon and renewable sources? How challenging will the coming winter be for European households and how far could energy prices rise? Can cross-border solutions be found, or should we focus on national solutions? The discussion will take place in the framework of the Czech-German Young Professionals Programme (more information on the programme can be found at

Anna Kšírová (Parents for Climate Liberec)
Vít Dostál (Association for International Affairs)
Martin Jirušek (Department of International Relations and European Studies, Masaryk University)

Zuzana Lizcová (Association for International Affairs)

CGYPP is an international network for young experts, multipliers, movers and shakers from Germany and the Czech Republic. Program is organised by AMO (Association for International Affairs) and European Academy Berlin (EAB). The CGYPP is initiated and financed by the Czech-German Fund for the Future. The CGYPP seminar in Liberec is co-funded by the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung in the Czech Republic.