Given the complexity of energy-related debates, event topics are predetermined by the thematic frameworks for each year so as to ensure consistency and diversity in the fields discussed. Concrete sub-topics are developed by EYP participants, reflecting the interests of the European Youth Parliament and current issues.
Participants debated the models of governance that are necessary to steer and shape energy policy in a sustainable manner. The democratisation and decentralisation of energy policy-making was at the core of this section. Those who took part discussed finding a balance between maintaining competitiveness and affordability as well as ensuring safe, secure and sustainable energy.
Technological innovations are key to meeting economic, climate and security objectives. EYP participants will discuss how societal equitability and cyber resilience can be maintained in a constantly digitalising energy sector. The key areas under discussion will be how to find a cost-effective way to transmit and store electrical energy at a large scale and to what extent and how carbon-free mobility can and should be supported.
Bearing in mind that energy use and production affect the sustainability of resources and, in the long-term, also the well-being of humankind, the final project phase emphasises sustainability through energy transition. Here, the discussions will evolve around the steps that decision-makers should take to ensure a comprehensive green energy policy with a renewable energy mix.