International Youth Conference on Energy
The eighth International Youth Conference on Energy was originally scheduled for summer 2021, but the coronavirus epidemic intervened. We were able to organize the event from 6-9 July 2022, and the venue was again Hungary, in the city of Eger. After the epidemic, the conference was held in a smaller but more pleasant atmosphere.
The conference included three plenary presentations by Alain Aoun (AEE), Andrei Covatariu (UNECE) and Pável Szerbin (MVM); and a panel discussion on the EU Fit For 55 package of measures. In parallel to the sessions, there were various workshops and seminars. The sightseeing tour of Eger's most beautiful sights, including of course the castle, was the perfect opportunity to network and share experiences. The conference concluded with a gala dinner in Szépasszonyvölgy, where participants were introduced to traditional local dishes and wine knights were also inaugurated.
The next, seventh, conference in the series took place in 2019. The project was prepared by members of the Student Associaton of Energy. The new draft programme was based on the successful programmes of the previous editions (poster sessions, oral presentations, community activities...), but was presented in a new light in Bled, Slovenia.
The conference included plenary presentations by renowned personalities such as Giuseppe Parise (IEEE IAS DLP), Attila Ságodi (KPMG) and Dr. Zoltán Ádám Tamus (BME VET). Participants had the opportunity to visit the Krško Nuclear Power Plant and the hydroelectric power plant in Vrhovo. In addition, the conference was enriched by a number of social activities.
The sixth edition of the conference took place in Budapest between 21-24 June 2017. Building on ten years of experience, the conference programme included oral presentations, poster sessions, plenary lectures, workshops, plant visits and social events.
Participants had the opportunity to publish their professional articles on energy issues. The peer review process was carried out by a panel of international experts and accepted papers were published on IEEE Xplore.
In 2015, Italy was home to the „5th International Youth Conference on Energy 2015” (IYCE’15). The event took place between the 27-30th of May. As a local co-organiser, an italian organisation, Nuclear and Industrial Engineering Srl (N.IN.E) was helping the work of the Organising Committee. The event was held in the italian National Research Council’s congress center in Pisa. The conference was a success, counting 190 participants from 35 countries.
In 2013, the conference was organised in Hungary again, with the title of “4th International Youth Conference on Energy 2013” (IYCE’13). The conference was hosted in Siófok, precisely in Hotel Residence Balaton****, where the attendees from more than 28 countries were not only welcomed by a multitude of professional programmes, but they could also enjoy the special panorama of Lake Balaton. Within the framework of the IYCE 2013 conference, close to 110 participants published and presented 91 articles in 12 oral and one poster sections.
In 2011, the “3rd International Youth Conference on Energetics 2011” (IYCE’11) took place in Leiria, Portugal. The co-organiser of the event was the local university IPL (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria). The Student Association performed well on the international stage again l: 104 articles were published by 95 authors, from almost 30 countries in 15 oral and 2 poster sections.
The main goal of the “2nd International Youth Conference on Energetics 2009” (IYCE’09) was - similarly to the first - to promote the importance of the energy field and the innovativeness of the development through addressing the future generations. 129 participants from 23 countries presented 63 publications at the conference held in Budapest for the second time.
In the year of 2007, with the creation of a tradition in mind, we organised an international youth conference in English named „International Youth Conference on Energetics 2007” (IYCE). The event was supported by large international organizations like AEE, CIGRE or ENEN. Similar events, targeting young researchers, university and PhD students have not previously been organised in our country. The conference provided opportunities for young professionals to publish their work on an international level and also to develop social networks between themselves, the presenters, and the industrial or academic representatives who attended the forum.