Experts from V4 and Ukraine discussed strategic communication in regard to energy security
On the 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 on energy security.
According to the research of the experts from the Visegrad States and Ukraine, strategic communication in the field of energy security is mainly initiated by energy companies and third sector actors despite that the main responsibility relies on the governments. Experts have indicated a need to establish standards of the strategic communication that would be verified via drills and crisis situations’ simulations. During the roundtable a need for a regional reporting on the energy security situation was raised – the collaboration on this issue between the governments would improve the cooperation and the overall energy security of the region.
The meeting was the 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 a part of “Energy security and effective strategic communication of civil and governmental actors: V4+Ukraine” project carried out in cooperation with the 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.