SI Baltic Sea Sessions -Energy Efficiency

Welcome to join a thematic session of the SI Baltic Sea Sessions focusing on energy efficiency.

SI Baltic Sea Sessions is a digital initiative in which we explore results and lessons learnt through projects funded by the Swedish Institute in the Baltic Sea region. The Swedish Institute plans to arrange four sessions yearly on various topics linked to the development of the Baltic Sea region. Each session deals with a specific topic and showcases projects and initiatives that have contributed to progress and sustainability of the region. Projects or activities that are presented can involve all SI’s 15 programme countries i.e. countries around the Baltic Sea and countries of the EU Eastern Partnership (*see below). During each session we will also open for reflections, dialogue and hopefully future connections.

This thematic session in the SI Baltic Sea Sessions calls together actors interested in energy efficiency.

  • We start with an overview of the energy transition needed to achieve climate goals. The focus will be on energy efficiency in a larger context.
  • Partnerships of projects funded by the Swedish Institute will tell about their work and results.
  • We find out more about how national plans and international agreements can serve as a common ground for developing future projects in structured processes.
  • Participants will be invited to reflect in groups and to meet others interested in furthering energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea region in various sectors.

When: 17 March 2022, 13:00 – 15:00 (CET)
Where: The session will be held in Zoom in English.
Registration: Registration is closed.

A Zoom link to the session will be sent a few days ahead of the event.


Please join at 12:55 (CET) to be part of our pre-session activities. The official programme starts at 13:05 (CET)

Welcome and introduction

  • The Swedish Institute and Peerstage (facilitators)

The energy transition – the need for sector coupling and co-operation along value chains

  • Filip Johnsson, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

Different ways to contribute to enhanced energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea region

  • Lukasz Polakowski, Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency, Poland
  • Marit Ragnarsson, County Administrative Board of Dalarna, Sweden

Energy efficiency – paths to explore together  

  • Edvarts Daniels Emersons, Policy area coordinator of Policy area Energy of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

Expand your network
An interactive section of the session in which you have the opportunity to meet others interested in furthering energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea region within various sectors such as:

  • Building & communities
  • Transport / electrification
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Data Services
  • State & Local Actions/initiatives

Final reflections 

  • The Swedish Institute and Peerstage


* The Swedish Institute programme countries in the Baltic Sea region are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine.

The Swedish Institute has suspended all support to state and public-sector actors in Russia and Belarus. Note that only non-public actors from Russia and Belarus may participate in events arranged by the Swedish Institute.