23.06.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office

Education and promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency in South-East Europe: challenges and opportunities

©Sandia National Laboratory, Public domain -Dish Stirling Systems at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria in Spain

UNESCO Venice Office will join in the upcoming ECOS2011: 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (Serbia, July 2011), organized by the Mechanical - Engineering Faculty University of Niš, the Faculty of Technical Sciences - University of Novi Sad, the Mechanical Engineering Faculty - University of Belgrade, and the Mechanical Engineering - Faculty University of Kragujevac. UNESCO supports the participation of a number of young scientists from South-East European countries to the Conference.

The main topic of Conference is the International and regional cooperation for sustainable development of energy systems: Needs, methodologies, technologies, accomplishments, plans, and potential. An important area of emphasis would be the rapidly developing region of South-Eastern Europe (SEE). The central theme is the International and regional cooperation for sustainable development of energy systems: Needs, methodologies, technologies, accomplishments, plans, and potential. An important area of emphasis will be the rapidly developing region of South-Eastern Europe. Every effort will be made to encourage scientific and personal connections between the South-East European energy community and its overall international complement.

In the Regional Energy Panel, Davide Poletto from the UNESCO Venice Office’s Science unit will make an oral presentation on “UNESCO’s role in education and promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency in SEE: challenges and opportunities”. Some insights will be presented of UNESCO‘s role in renewable energy and energy efficiency REEE in terms of education and practices in designated sites. Poletto will share with the stakeholders the possibility to launch training of excellence in REEE in South East Europe. A co-ordination among major scientific actors in the region would be of particular importance in a joint attempt of coalescing cognitive and financial resources with practitioners and industrial partners. “Energy efficiency and renewable energies are our future and still an incipient present. Our best energies should be committed to offer young generations state of art training and understanding of the energy issue in its multilevel and multidimensional facets”, Poletto says.

Conference website : http://www.ecos2011.com 




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