Ditte Juul Jørgensen

European Commission

Director-General for Energy

Ms. Ditte Juul Jørgensen became the Director-General for Energy at the European Commission on 1 August 2019. In this capacity, she leads the Directorate-General and its efforts to ensure access to affordable, secure, reliable and clean energy for all Europeans; to promote efficient production and use of energy; and to drive the process of becoming the first climate-neutral continent while contributing to Europe’s sustainable growth and job creation. Before assuming this role, Ms. Juul Jørgensen served as the Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. During this time, Ms. Juul Jørgensen steered work to ensure that all companies compete equally and fairly on their own merits to benefit consumers, businesses and the European economy as a whole. A committed civil servant in the European Commission since 1992, Ms. Juul Jørgensen also held Head of Unit and Director positions in the Directorate-General for Trade. It was here that she managed European Union policy and negotiations in the World Trade Organization, provided legal advice and led dispute settlement work. Ms. Juul Jørgensen has almost twenty years of experience in multilateral trade policy and World Trade Organization matters. As Head of Unit, she has also worked on sustainable development, sanitary and phytosanitary issues and European Union trade relations with partner countries. Ms. Juul Jørgensen’s career also includes service as the Head of the Economic Section of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in New York, where she represented the European Union on trade, sustainable development, international partnerships, finance and legal issues. Other formative experiences include work in the Directorate-General for Competition and at the European Court of Justice. Ms. Juul Jørgensen is a law graduate from the University of Copenhagen and the College of Europe.

Sessions With Ditte Juul Jørgensen

Monday, 6 March

  • 03:05pm - 03:45pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 09:05 pm - 06/mar/2023 09:45 pm

    Shaping Energy Policy for an Uncertain World

    Energy security, transition and affordability have emerged as a guiding mantra for energy policy. Are governments and markets equipped to act on the challenge? Supply disruptions, war and fragile supply chains have put markets on edge. What role can governments play to alleviate the economic and social impacts of energy shortages and rising prices? To manage disruptions on the road to Net Zero? How should industry and financial institutions be engaged? What are the solutions for developing nations, facing the harshest ravages of climate change, as they seek to rise out of energy poverty

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 07/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Spotlight | Energy and Europe's Future Security

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has driven Europe to decouple from Russian oil and gas. What does decoupling mean, and how will it affect Europe’s security? In the short run, can Europe secure the natural gas and energy flows it needs to sustain public support? Over the coming decade, Europe has committed to energy systems that are resilient and environmentally sustainable. Can it attract investment to succeed and compete? How will these transitions affect the Trans-Atlantic relationship? Europe’s future in NATO? Europe’s own security institutions?