The department of European Economic Law and the Society of Energy Law and other infrastructure sectors of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Lodz along with the University of Economics in Katowice and the Polish Foundation of Competition Law and sector regulation ius publicum invite everyone to the international academic conference “Security and Regulation of the Energy Market”. The conference will be attended by undisputable energy law experts from european academic centres (e.g. Milan, Bologna, Rome, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Brussels) and outstanding practitioners related to the energy sector, including Clara Poletti (the chair of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (acer), commissioner at the Regulatory Authority for Energy Networks and the Environment (arera) in Italy).
Positive reviews of the previous, domestic editions of the Conference “Security and Regulation of the Energy Market” and the ongoing European cooperation with the other academic energy hubs, convinced the Organisers to hold the first international conference in Poland related to the functioning of the current energy sector.
The aim of the Conference is to analyse the processes that take place in the European energy sector, to exchange views and experience between academic, administrative and business representatives. The changes in the energy law and the challenges of the modern world are the incentives for an international debate on the current and future state of the sector. The Conference will help to identify the current trends and the directions of progress related to the security and regulation of the energy market.
The Conference is also an opportunity to enhance the cooperation between the University of Lodz and European academic centres. Furthermore, the Organisers aim to interest students in the regulation of the energy sector and enable them to develop academically and professionally in this field of law.
The two-day International Conference will be held in the form of a forum and follow by the vivid debate between outstanding academicians from European centres, representatives of international organisations and government administration as well as, essential legal experts in the energy sector and business.
The Conference will be held on 23–24 May 2019 at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz (Lodz, Kopcińskiego 8/12 Street). Right before the start of the Conference, a formal dinner for the foreign guests will take place in the Herbst Palace (Lodz, Przędzalniana 72 Street). On the first day of the Conference, a dinner for the guests invited by the Organisers will be held in the Biedermann Palace (Lodz, Franciszkańska 1/5 Street)
The Chairman of the Programme Council and Head of the Conference
The Secretary of the Programme Council and Head of the Conference Organisation Committee
Society of Energy Law and other Infrastructure Sectors of the University of Lodz (Faculty of Law and Administration)
Polish Foundation of Competition Law and Sector Regulation Ius Publicum in Warsaw
Economic University in Katowice
PRESIDIUM OF THE PROGRAMME COUNCIL
prof. Maria Królikowska-Olczak (University of Lodz) (Chairman of the Council)
prof. Mirosław Pawełczyk (University of Silesia in Katowice) (Deputy Chairman of the Council)
Anna Górczyńska, Ph.D. (University of Lodz) (Deputy Chairman of the Council)
Marzena Czarnecka, Ph.D. (University of Economics in Katowice) (Deputy Chairman of the Council)
Marcin Kraśniewski (University of Lodz) (Secretary of the Council)
avv. Zuzana Brocka LL.M (EUI) (University of Lodz, University of Pavia) (Deputy Secretary of the Council)
MEMBERS OF THE PROGRAMME COUNCIL
The Organisational Committee consists of staff members, doctoral candidates and students of the Department of European Economic Law (the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz). The head of the Department is prof. M. Królikowska-Olczak.
Composition of the Organisational Committee:
Marcin Kraśniewski – Head of the Conference Organisation Committee
Anna Górczyńska, PhD
Łukasz Grzejdziak, PhD
The Conference will include two thematic scopes: security, regulation
Diversification of energy supply
Concentration of electro-intensive industries
Reliability of electricity grids
Implementation of strategic goals
Stability of supply
State’s self-sufficiency in energy
Impact of renewable energy sources on energy security
Impact of shale gas in the USA on world energy markets and geopolitics
demand and supply of LNG and its impact in the EU\investment protection in the energy sector
Actions aimed at e-mobility and gas mobility
Functioning on the capacity market
Innovation in the energy sector
Guaranteed access for consumers to energy
Consumer protection on the energy, gas and heat market
Special act as an instrument of influence on the energy sector
Support for high-efficiency cogeneration
Sustainable energy development
Environment protection in the energy sector
REMIT, MAR, EMIR and MiFID 2
Arbitration in energy sector
The Conference will be a two-day event: the national day and the international day. The Organisers ensure simultaneous translation during the entire Conference.
The national day:
The national day will consist of traditional panels (presentation of papers and a discussions) as well as discussion panels (without any papers, a discussion about issues proposed by the moderator). The afternoon sessions will be held simultaneously.
The international day:
The international day will consist of traditional panels (presentation of papers and a discussion). The Organisers plan to organise maximum four traditional panels on this day. Estimated time of one paper – 25 minutes.
The official language:
The national day – Polish
The international day – English, Polish
The Organisers ensure simultaneous translation during the entire Conference.
Applications for the active participation in the Conference shall be sent via email with the use of the registration form. The registration form is available below in DOWNLOADABLES/PLIKI DO POBRANIA (under). The applications shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org until 1 April 2019.
An abstract of the paper constitutes an element of the application for active participation. It should be 5,000–8,000 characters long and identify the legal issue, the thesis, the purpose of the paper, show a reference to the topic of the Conference, a contribution to the programme of the Conference and indicate the research method. A basic list of references should be attached to the abstract. Abstracts that do not comply with these requirements will not be subject to substantive evaluation.
Papers may be submitted in Polish (national day) or in English (international day). Applications for active participation (including the abstract) in the national day should be sent in Polish. Applications for active participation (including the abstract) in the international day should be sent in English. The Organisers ensure simultaneous translation during the entire Conference (Polish – English, English – Polish).
Academicians, doctoral candidates and students as well as employees of public institutions, law offices, energy companies and consulting firms, etc. may apply for participation in the Conference.
Principles of abstract evaluation:
The Presidium of the Programme Council of the Conference will appoint two reviewers from the Programme Council to evaluate every abstract. The reviews will be conducted on the basis of the double-blind process. The evaluation will have a written form. It will be concluded with a decision to accept or turn down an abstract. In the case of evaluation of papers submitted for presentation on the international day, one of the reviewers will be a representative of a foreign academic centre. The Secretary of the Programme Council shall be responsible for the entire evaluation process (anonymisation of submissions, provision of codes, formal evaluation, presentation of texts to the Members of the Presidium, notification of the authors about the evaluation results).
Summaries of the papers qualified for the Conference should be sent to the Organisers until 10 May 2019. They will be published in the Book of Summaries, which will be available on the website of the Conference and to the participants of the event. The Organisers will give the Book to selected central and local administration bodies as well as energy companies. The authors of the papers delivered in Polish will be asked by the Organisers to attach English summaries that cover the most important assumptions of the paper. The Secretary of the Programme Council or an appointed person will directly notify the Authors of the form of the summary and editorial guidelines.
1 April – application deadline
15 April – notification of Authors about the results of abstract evaluation
29 April – publication of the full programme of the Conference
10 May – deadline for sending summaries of papers for the Book of Summaries
Questions related to active participation in the Conference should be sent by email to the Secretary of the Programme Council Marcin Kraśniewski (email@example.com).
Should you be interested in passive participation in the Conference, please register using the REGISTRATION FORM.
The Organisers do not plan to charge for passive participation.
Registration form (formularz zgłoszeniowy) EN
The Organisers of the Conference ensure that the texts from the Conference may be published for free.
Similarly to previous editions, the Organisers ensure that the texts may be published in academic journals included on the list of scored journals of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education or in academic monographs issued by publishers included on the list of scored publishers of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The Organisers of the Conference plan to publish the texts in English (an academic journal, an academic monograph). The texts in English will be published in cooperation with a foreign academic centre.
The Organisers’ final decisions regarding the publication of the texts (place of publication and publisher) will be made after the registration for active participation in the Conference and once the papers are selected. All texts will be published in agreement with their authors.
The report of the Conference will be published in the internet Quarterly on Antitrust and Regulation (internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny – IKAR) (Polish version) and “Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies” (English version).