Guest lectures by Dr. Veronika Zapletalová from the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno

zapletalova-resizeThe Chair for International Relations has hosted Dr. Veronika Zapletalová, an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno). She delivered lectures within the within the course Research seminar for European Studies (Master programme European Studies), and within the course Common Foreign and Security Policy (bachelor programme European Studies). She discussed the term energy security itself and provided the series of examples showing how the EU has deliberately pursued foreign energy policy interests. She also introduced the ongoing project of natural gas market integration in the Visegrad 4 region. The guest lectures were held under the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility programme.

Dr. Zapletalová is an Assistant Professor in the Energy Security Studies, International Relations and Energy Security and European Studies programs. She also works at the International Institute of Political Science. Formerly, she was working at Eurocentrum Brno – Office of the Government of the Czech Republic (2007 – 2009).

Veronika Zapletalová has taken a part in a number of government as well as academic research projects on energy security and energy policy. She obtained her PhD. title at the Department of International Relations and European Studies, FSS MU. Her research fields are Visegrad 4 (V4) energy cooperation in the EU. Firstly, she focuses on the liberalization of the V4 gas market as a key precondition for the energy security of the region. In this research she also reflects Ascari’s Gas Target Model for the V4 region, and possible diversification options that could, in the medium term, boost the number of independent sources of gas supplied to the V4 border. Secondly, she is interested in EU energy governance. Concretely, she focuses on the development of the Energy Union, especially its external dimension. Lastly, she concentrates on the energy policy of Poland in the broader regional context. She is also co-author of many publications (more info at

Back to list of notificationsPublished: 21. November 2017 | Category: Event, International