Experts from V4 and Ukraine discussed strategic communication in regard to energy security

Experts from V4 and Ukraine discussed strategic communication in regard to energy security

On 25th of April 2018, Casimir Pulaski Foundation hosted a roundtable discussion regarding Energy Security “Dialogue between civil and governmental actors on energy security”. During the event experts from Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Poland presented results of interviews they have conveyed with decision-makers and stakeholders in their states in regard to communication about energy security.

According to the research of the experts from Visegrad states and Ukraine, strategic communication in regard to energy security is mainly initiated by energy companies and Third sector actors despite the main responsibility that lies on the governments. Experts have indicated need to establish standards for the strategic communication that will be verified via drills and crisis situations’ simulations. During the roundtable a need for a regional reporting on energy situation was raised – the cooperation on this issue between the governments would imropove cooperation and overall energy security in the region.

The meeting was first event of the project that will allow to organise comprehensive simulation of the energy crisis during that will take place during Warsaw Security Forum 2018 conference in October 2018. The roundtable is part of “Energy security and effective strategic communication the civil and governmental actors: V4+Ukraine” project carried out in cooperation with International Visegrad Fund and partner organizations from V4 states and Ukraine: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association from Slovakia, Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI” from Ukraine, KNO Česko, spol. s r.o. from Czech Republic, and Center for Fair Political Analysis from Hungary.