About Us

Mission and Vision

The Institute’s prime purpose is to constitute a permanent forum where energy issues can be discussed, analyzed, reformulated and presented to the scientific and technological communities, social, productive and financial entities, as well as to institutional bodies, in unbiased, objective and credible terms, something which is guaranteed by its scientific standing, its managerial rectitude and the transparency of its operations.


The Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE) was founded in 2003 by a small group of independent professionals and business executives active in the energy sector of the region. The Institute, which has its headquarters in Athens, Greece, is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization.

Annual Report

From 2013 onwards IENE will be publishing an Annual Report which will include both an account of its activities for the past year and a financial statement.

Articles of Association

Articles of association of the civil not-for-profit association by the name of "institute of energy for south east europe" (iene) as amended and in force.

Board of Governors

The Assembly of Partners, which is made up of the Institute’s founding members and later entrants, in essence constitutes the Board of Governors (BoG). This is the body that ultimately takes all major decisions, sanctions the operation of the Institute and approves its planning and annual accounts. 

Scientific Committees

The Scientific Committees of IENE play an important role in the functioning of the Institute since the bulk of its scientific work is governed by its various committees which cover the various branches of the energy sector.

International Advisory Council

The International Advisory Group (IAG) is the latest addition to IENE’s voluntary committee type structure. However, the role of the International Advisory Group is far broader as it seeks to include a much larger number of individual members from several countries.

Co-operation in SE Europe

The South East European region constitutes the Institute’s prime geographic area of interest together with a small group of neighbouring countries in the immediate area, known as peripheral countries. Although Athens based, the Institute is in daily contact with its partners and members in the various countries of the region exchanging information and ideas and planning joint actions.

Advisory & Educational Services

One of the principal activities off IENE is to provide up to- date information on key energy and environmental issues in South-East Europe. This information is provided on a regular basis through the publication (in both electronic and printed form) of newsletters, analysis, research notes, working papers, conference proceedings, studies and variety of other publications, as well as via the specialized websites supported and administrated by the Institute.

EVENTS 3rd Tirana Energy Forum 15th South East Europe Energy Dialogue 1st Greek-Turkish Energy Forum Decarbonization Policies in South East Europe – between climate change and war


PUBLICATIONS The Greek Energy Sector 2023 South East Europe Energy Outlook 2021/2022 Long-Term Gas Contracting Terms, definitions, pricing - Therory and practice More

COOPERATING ORGANISATIONS IEA Energy Institute Energy Community Eurelectric Eurogas Energy Management Institute BBSPA AERS ROEC BPIE