About us

KEPA is an academic center, within the institutional framework of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
The creation of the Energy Policy (EPG) in 1990 and subsequently, the Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) in 1996, aimed to study issues related to the geopolitics of energy in areas of Southeast Europe, the Black Sea and Central Asia.
With emphasis on the development of regional energy markets, the construction of transcontinental and regional energy interconnections and finally, on climate change policies, KEPA promotes a stable, scientific and economic cooperation on these issues in the region.
In close cooperation with the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) countries, and funded mainly by competitive EU programs, KEPA is an extrovert pillar of international cooperation of the University with the countries of the region, covering now the Mediterranean and the Far East.
The entrance of KEPA in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative increases further the possibilities of the international academic network PROMITHEASnet, that KEPA has created, for the promotion of University of Athens objectives and its influence, internationally.
Housed in a separate building with bioclimatic characteristics in the University Campus, its workforce consists of mainly young scientists and outside experts from Greece and abroad.