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Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2018 in Brussels
25th September 2018 - 26th September 2018
We, the cluster LCE-21-2015, consisting of four Horizon 2020 projects  working on “Modelling and analysing the energy system, its transformation and impacts”, are pleased to announce the Second Meeting of an Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2018, hosted on September 25th and 26th by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation in Brussels.
The EMP-E culminates in a yearly conference, bringing together scientists and policy makers to discuss cutting edge energy modelling issues. Stakeholders are provided with a peer-reviewed digest of model and policy insights for European energy scenario. The platform serves as a continuous forum for exchanging research, development and practice of energy system modelling in Europe and, where feasible, promote the sharing of data and resources. It thus shall increase the efficiency, integrity and access to European energy modelling data, scenarios, tools and results.
The agenda of this year’s meeting of the Energy Modelling Platform includes three plenary sessions with key themes to be highlighted being ‘modelling of behavioural aspects’, ‘integrated modelling of energy and resource efficiency’ as well as ‘innovation in the energy transition’. Thanks to the active involvement of EC representatives and leading researchers, we can ensure to bridge the gap between modelling and policy making at European, regional and local level.
Beyond that, you will have the possibility to participate in up to three out of nine focus groups, which deal with specialised topics, such as ‘open databases and open modelling’. Most focus group are set up and headed by researchers from either SET-NAV, MEDEAS, REFLEX or REEEM projects but there is room left for proactive contribution from your side.
We particularly emphasize the planned networking space, which is structured as an open space where all participants, from decision makers to invited researchers and modelling teams, can meet and exchange on common questions and the exhibited posters. The networking space constitutes a central part of the conference, from which you should get an overview about the EU Model-landscape and an insight to ongoing projects.
The results of the meeting will be published after a peer-review process in a special issue of the journal Energy Strategy Reviews (Elsevier), which will be provided as input to high-level events such as COP24 in Katowice.
Further details regarding participation, registration and the full program will follow shortly. All information and updates of the event are published on the homepage:
Please note that back to back to EMP-E 2018 there is another event we recommend to you: the Horizon 2020 project EUFORIE invites you to a policy-oriented Roundtable discussion on energy efficiency on 27 September 2018 – for further information please visit www.euforie-h2020.eu.
We are looking forward to discuss modelling issues with you at the side of your posters, in the focus groups and in the plenary.
Gustav RESCH (TU WIEN) on behalf of the LCE-21-2015 cluster (MEDEAS, REEEM, REflex and SET-Nav)
 All four projects (SET-NAV, MEDEAS, REEEM, REFLEX) have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme within the call LCE-21-2015 – Modelling and analysing the energy system, its transformation and impacts
Time and place
The conference will take place on 25-26th of September, 2018
at the RTD/JRC headquarters in Brussels.
21 rue du champ de Mars / Marsveldstraat 21, 1050 Brussels