Conference: The Energy Charter Treaty and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Date: October 5th, 2024

Location: International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece

About the Conference:

The International Hellenic University in collaboration with University of Cyprus are delighted to announce a conference on "The Energy Charter and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms" to be held on October 4th, 2024, in the vibrant city of Thessaloniki, Greece. This conference aims to provide a platform for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and industry experts to explore and discuss critical issues surrounding the Energy Charter and the mechanisms available for resolving disputes arising in the energy sector.

Conference Themes:

We invite submissions of papers on topics including, but not limited to:

  1. The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and its relevance in the contemporary energy landscape.
  2. Dispute resolution mechanisms under the Energy Charter Treaty.
  3. Arbitration and mediation in energy disputes. Recent developments and challenges in energy arbitration.
  4. Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the energy sector.
  5. The role of international organizations in facilitating energy dispute resolution.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by 31/05/2024 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Submissions should include the title of the paper, author(s) name, affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be presented in English. Scholars are encouraged to identify their submission with the following subject line: “The Energy Charter and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Conference – Abstract Submission”. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 of June 2024.

Conference Format:

The conference will feature a keynote speech, panel discussions, and presentations of selected papers. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions, exchange ideas, and network with peers and experts in the field.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: [31.05.2024]
  • Notification of Acceptance: [30.06.2024]
  • Conference Date: October 5th, 2024


The conference will take place at the International Hellenic University, located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Thessaloniki, known for its rich history and vibrant culture, provides an ideal setting for scholarly discussions and networking opportunities.


There are no fees to participate in this Conference. Participants are, however, responsible for securing their own funding for travel and lodging. A limited amount will be available to partially sponsor selected participants that are in need of financial assistance. If you are applying for the travel assistance, please mention this in your application.

Contact Information:

For inquiries and submission of abstracts, please contact Dr. Venetia Argyropoulou at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join us in Thessaloniki for an enriching discussion on the Energy Charter Treaty and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms!