About the Seminar

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The geostrategic transformations related to traditional, non-traditional, and renewable energies have accelerated, as they have changed the sites and competitiveness of countries. It also highlighted new challenges and certain risks for economies that have not responded to the demands of the multi-energy transformation.

The map of the energy regions has changed, the importance of discoveries and the size of needs, as well as new production areas and new technologies, and expanded consumer markets, which have increased competition.

This situation has eroded the energy competitiveness of the Algerian economy, and the loss of its polarizing capabilities for investments of the upstream and downstream levels. In the light of a complex crisis, on the one hand, to increase the supply of traditional and non-traditional energies and increase the strategic reserves of the major industrialized countries, due to the price war and surplus quantities, to dominate market shares. On the other hand, the Corona pandemic made a stagnant repercussion on economic activity, and consequently a significant decrease in demand for traditional and non-traditional energy, and prices have deteriorated in an unprecedented manner, and negative effects have been transmitted to producing and consuming countries, and their economic and energy companies in particular.

These negative effects were reflected on the Algerian economy, which is based on traditional mono-energy, by its declining returns, and the erosion of its foreign exchange reserves.


The geostrategic shifts of energy have led to the Algerian economy losing its competitiveness and reducing its relative share in its traditional markets in favor of new competitors and new producers, in the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Africa, with multiple supply lines, especially towards Europe. In addition, the policies adopted by the multiple hydrocarbons laws -in the absence of strategies and the development of corruption mechanisms- have not led to containing the risks of these challenges, and achieving the required energy and economic diversification.

Thus, the problem of the seminar will revolve around the following complex question:

What are the most important geostrategic shifts of energy, and the limits of their implication and challenges for the Algerian economy? And What is the system of laws and policies that achieve energy transformation? And what are the foundations of the three-energy energy transfer strategy, which strengthens energy competitiveness and maintains the regional and international standing of the Algerian economy?


1- Defining geostrategic shifts of energy and their implications for the energy competitiveness of the Algerian economy.

2- Evaluating the national efforts for energy transformation and the limited laws and current energy policies.

3- Reviewing the experiences of energy transformation, the foundations of energy transformation strategies at the regional and international levels, and learning from them.

4- Highlighting the foundations of the energy transformation, and the axes of the strategy of triple energy transition (Traditional, non- traditional and Renewable energy) .

5- Communicating with PhD students in the fields of international economics, economic analysis and outlook, and international trade, and those interested in energy economics, enabling them to follow the transformations related to traditional, non-traditional and renewable energies, and to see experiences, policies and strategies related to energy transfer.

The Axes of the Seminar

Axe 1: The geostrategic shifts at the level of traditional energies, their challenges and effects on the Algerian economy.

Axe 2: The geostrategic shifts at the level of non-traditional energies, their challenges and effects on the Algerian economy.

Axe 3: The geostrategic shifts at the level of renewable energies, their challenges and effects on the Algerian economy.

Axe 4: Regional and international energy transition experiences, and the limits of the interaction of the energy institutional system with challenges at the level of legislation, policies and strategies.

Axe 5: Energy transformation policies, and the axes of the multi-energy transition strategy in the Algerian economy.

Seminar dates

Dates of participation in the seminar in the virtual seminar:
• The seminar will be held online on 13/03/2021

• Submit papers and complete articles before: 31/01/2021

• The deadlines have been extended to 2021/02/15

• Evaluation of the scientific committee on papers sent before: 28/02/2021
• Confirm the participation in the seminar before 06/03/2021
• The seminar will be held online on 13/03/2021


The refereed papers of the seminar will be published in a collective book

Seminar's Prologue PDF