Join the Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum

BPIE is partnering with the first community building event on energy efficiency in buildings, taking place from 22 to 25 June 2016 in Balchik on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

The C4E Forum offers an interactive programme combining practical sessions, creative workshops and evening plenaries with high-level speakers and plenty of informal networking opportunities hosted on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

Who is coming?

  • As of end of March we have almost 100 registered participants, capacity is 200 – don’t miss your chance and register soon.
  • Two thirds of participants are from CEE region, one third from Western Europe.
  • There are participants from 13 CEE countries: most represented countries are currently Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Poland.
  • Roughly one third of participants are from NGOs, another third from business and trade associations. 11% are from government and public sector.

More details and statistics on the website (

Programme News

Top speakers have been confirmed:

  • Maros Sefcovic, VP of European Commission responsible for Energy Union (via telebridge from Brussels).
  • Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development in charge of massive EUR 0.5bn renovation programme in Bulgaria.
  • Paul Hodson, Head of Energy Efficiency at DG Energy working on review of key EU directives (EPBD, EED).
  • Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency at International Energy Agency.
  • Waiting for confirmations by Mayors of Sofia and Warsaw.

A new inspirational speaker for the closing party: George Marshall, a renowned expert and author on climate change and psychology, who will speak about why we seem to be wired to underestimate energy efficiency.

There is an outline of 16 parallel sessions on topics ranging from high-level strategies and policies down to the detail of local action and measurability.

More details on the website (

In April you can still register for the regular fee. Late registration surcharge applies from 1st of May 2016.

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