12 February 2021

#BSP_Connects One step for energy transformation, a huge leap for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): a Hydrogen Outlook on climate neutrality

Watch the recording of the conference here (starts at 37:40): 

One step for energy transformation, a huge leap for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): a Hydrogen Outlook on the transformation


Prospects and challenges of hydrogen development in the context of energy transformation of Central and Eastern Europe

  • Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment of Poland, V4 Presidency
  • Kadri Simson, EU Commissionner for Energy

 10:30 – 12:00 B2B SESSSION

Prerequisites for success, Hydrogen technologies in CEE economies. How to steer the development of key pilot projects? How to finance massive investment needs and build regional partnerships? 

  • [HU] András Prépost, Innovation consultant, MVM Magyar Villamos Művek Zrt.
  • [SK] Milan Sedláček, Head of EU affairs and strategy, Eustream a.s.
  • [CZ] Karin Stehlík, Innovation Manager, Strategy, NET4GAS
  • [PL] Przemysław Bielecki, Head of Regulations at Grupa LOTOS/ BSP Hydrogen Task Force
  • [AT] Richard SCHAUPERL, Coordinator Fuel Cell R&D / Senior Lead Engineer, AVL LIST GMBH
  • [EU COM] Mark Nicklas, Head of Unit – Industrial Strategy, DG Grow, European Commission



Designing a policy and regulatory roadmap for the EU. What is needed to increase hydrogen consumption and build competitive market for hydrogen?

  • Dr Péter Kaderják, Senior Advisor to Hungary’s Minister for Innovation and Technology on Green Economy Development, Hungary
  • Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland
  • Uwe Schröder-Selbach, expert for European Hydrogen Strategies in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser to Director General for Hydrogen, European Commission
  • Ondřej Knotek, Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe)

13.30 – 13:45 CLOSING REMARKS

László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

All sessions moderated by Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe



Polish Presidency of the Vysehrad Group

Ministry of the Climate and Environment, Poland

Ministry of Technology and Innovation, Hungary







About BSP:

Business and Science Poland (BSP) connects the experience of leading Polish enterprises with the EU agenda. We represent the knowledge and interests of successful entities, which employ over 150 000 workers in Poland, in the EU and globally. We are committed to advancing the values of EU Common Market acknowledging the need to transform it responsibly and effectively. Our mission is to provide our members and partners with professional tools to inspire the EU legislative environment and build effective coalitions which would support the interests of the Polish and European industry and science.


About NHT Platform Hungary:

National Hydrogen Technology Platform Hungary (NHTPH) was established in May 2020. Since then, the membership of the platform has been growing steadily and there are currently more than 60 stakeholders from various sectors. The partnership consists of entities from public sector, companies as well as research institutes and universities. The mission of NHTPH is to promote the development of hydrogen technologies in Hungary. Accordingly, it provides a communication and cooperation framework between the stakeholders, identifies promising technology development and business cases for Hungary, treats legislative obstacles and supports education of new experts in the field.


Event moderated by Hydrogen Europe

Hydrogen Europe is the leading European association representing over 200 industrial companies (large groups as well as SMEs), some 80 research organisations, and 25 national associations working to make hydrogen energy an everyday reality. The association partners with the European Commission and the research community in the public-private partnership Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to accelerate the market introduction of these clean technologies in the energy and transport sectors. More information can be found on