About Us


The Black Sea Energy Research Centre is an association of energy experts prominent in the different fields of the energy science and practice. The Centre was created in 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria, as a non-profit organization, aimed to continue and build upon the achievements of the Black Sea Regional Energy Centre established in 1995 by an initiative of the European Commission and the countries of the Black Sea Region. In this sense, BSERC goes forward in the development of the co-operation between the Black Sea region countries and Bulgaria on the one side and the European Union on the other side, in the energy field, and puts an emphasis on research.

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The future is renewable and efficient – website-launch on sustainable heating and cooling

12.02.2020

Half of Europe's energy consumption is used for heating or cooling. And 80 million heating and cooling systems are inefficient. REPLACE, the new EU-project, is helping to change that w ...

Good practices of smart strategies

16.10.2019

A report on Smart Specialisation Strategies and SET plan implementation actions describ ...

In the new issue of the MEDEAS newsletter

26.07.2019

The MEDEAS European model has recently been released. It is based on the same modular structure as MEDEAS-World, but with some novelties. MEDEAS models are nested, meaning that the simulations fro ...

Projects


New Label driving supply and demand of energy efficient products (LABEL 2020)

The EU energy label for products has been a key driver supporting innovation and market development for energy efficient products for more than 20 years. The label stimulated innovation by manufac ...

Making heating and cooling for European consumers efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate-friendly (REPLACE)

With over 80 million inefficient heating & cooling systems still installed across Europe motivating consumers to replace those units with more efficient, greener alternatives will be key for a ...

Smart strategies for the transition in coal intensive regions (TRACER)

Currently, 41 regions in 12 EU Member States are actively mining coal. This provides direct employment to about 185 000 people across the EU, with additional indirect jobs relying on coal producti ...