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.




News & Events

In the new issue of the MEDEAS newsletter


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 ...

Smart Strategies for the Transition in Coal Intensive Regions


The TRACER project was launched on 14-16 May 2019 in Finsterwalde (Germany), where the Kick-off meeting, stakeholder discussion as well as the first study tour took place. The EU-funded TR ...

MEDEAS documentary


MEDEAS created a short documentary film about the project main aims and key results. The film includes viewpoints on energy matters of general public, industry and stakeholders; the state of the a ...


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 ...

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 ...

Second Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA-EED II)

In Spring 2017, the second grant agreement for the Concerted Action of the Energy Efficiency Directive was launched. It builds upon the work of the first Concerted Actions (CA ESD/EED).

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