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 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

News from MEDEAS

28.01.2019 January 2019 issue of the newsletter published

The January 2019 issue of the MEDEAS newsletter presents the main outcomes and results of the se ...

7 principles for energy-SSH in Horizon Europe


The SHAPE ENERGY ‘Research & Innovation Agenda 2020-2030’ has just been launched. It is aiming to highlight how energy-SSH can be better embedded into energy policymaking, innovati ...



On January 22nd, 2019, SHAPE ENERGY will host the first ever conference in Brussels on the role of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the field of energy. The aim is to demonstrate that embed ...


Quality certification frameworks for Energy Efficiency services to scale up responsible investment in the building sector (QualitEE)

The overall objective of the QualitEE project is to scale up responsible investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector, increase the trust of clients and financial institutions i ...

Guiding European policy toward a low-carbon economy. Modelling energy system development under environmental and socioeconomic constraints (MEDEAS)

MEDEAS project aims to help policy makers and stakeholders to rank priorities in the promotion of renewable energy technologies in order to achieve a social and economic low carbon transitio ...

Energy Performance Contracting Plus (EPC+)

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is generally looked upon favourably, but its implementation can be complicated and lengthy. The reason lies mainly in the procurement law provisions and ...