OPEC and the City of Vienna to host the Vienna Energy Scholar Programme 2022

Vienna, Austria, 8 September 2022--The OPEC Secretariat and the City of Vienna will host the Second Vienna Energy Scholar Programme (VESP) from 19 to 23 September 2022 at the OPEC Headquarters.

The week-long programme will provide young scholars with the opportunity to learn about the OPEC Secretariat’s activities related to short-term and long-term energy perspectives, policies and regulations. The energy transition, energy access and security, and environmental challenges will be addressed in an effort to further develop mutual understanding between OPEC, its Member Countries, and the participants from Austria and other European countries. The VESP will conclude with a discussion with HE Haitham Al Ghais, OPEC Secretary General, on the energy future.

Furthermore, it is planned that participants will have the chance to explore these topics further in one of OPEC’s Member Countries in 2023.

The VESP will take place in cooperation with the OPEC Fund for International Development, the Austrian energy firm OMV and several Austrian government entities.