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Advancing Energy Policy Summer School in Lyon, June 2017

Je tiens à vous remercier pour l’organisation de cette semaine d’échange.
Je suis vraiment ravie d’avoir pu découvrir autant de points de vue et d’approches différentes autour du thème de l’énergie. Je trouve que l’ambiance était vraiment bien pendant toute la semaine, même si, parfois, ça à pu se ressentir dans les retards matinaux du coup.

C’était bien de pouvoir avoir des temps d’échange, entre nous et avec les intervenants.
Autre chose; c’était aussi très intéressant d’être en présence de cultures très différentes. Ça m’a permis encore une fois de réaliser tout ce qu’il reste à découvrir pour une transition énergétique européenne, voir mondiale!

Encore merci! 🙂

Cécile Forgue, UMR 7324 CITERES, Université de Tours, France

Advancing Energy Policy Summer School in Lyon, June 2017

“During my phD study I had the opportunity to attend several international summer schools on various topics from the energy domain, but the Advancing Policy Energy Summer School exceeded my expectations. I had an amazing opportunity to acquire new knowledge from different academic schools, to challenge my own perspective on the solutions offered to us by existing economic models to the complex issues that we face in the current energy transition.

I am especially grateful for all the feedback and recommendations I received in order to further develop my phD project. I enjoyed working with so many highly-motivated young researchers.

A peace of Lyon will stay forever in my heart as well as the memory of our fruitful discussions will influence my future academic work

Mariya Trifonova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Business, Bulgaria


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