The Belgian Prime Minister and the Minister of Energy have invited the Heads of State and Government, and the Ministers of Energy of Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom, as well as the President of the European Commission and the Commissioner for Energy, to meet in Ostend on 24 April for the second edition of the North Sea Summit.
At the end of the first summit, which was held in Denmark on 18 May 2022, Belgium Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands signed the Esbjerg Declaration. The aim of the declaration was to make the North Seas into the “Green Power Plant of Europe”.
Energy security and the fight against climate change are crucial to Europe. It is therefore necessary to maintain the momentum and further strengthen cooperation in the North Sea. Belgium’s ambition is to work with the invited countries to produce more affordable, secure and sustainable energy in the North Sea. To this end, the second edition of the North Sea Summit will be held on 24 April 2023 in Ostend, Belgium.