CEPES is a consortium partner for the FP-7 funded Integrating and Developing European Asian Studies (IDEAS) project. Professor Lawrence Sáez is the team leader of the Working Group on civil society, non-state actors and energy security in Asia. The Working Group held an international workshop in London in September 2011 and another one in Prague in November 2011. The Working Group decided to initiate three separate research projects. One strand of proposed research would focus on energy security typologies and measurement, another project would undertake energy decentralization case studies, and the third project would undertake a mapping exercise of stakeholders.
Professor Sáez, Dr Harald Heubaum (SOAS), and Dr Shailaja Fennell (Cambridge) represented CEPES at the IDEAS Working Groups conference held in Hong Kong in February 2012.
Further details about the IDEAS project can be found at ideasconsortium.eu