Hydrogen Summit

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking is organising Hydrogen Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria on 28 May 2018 in the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Organised on the occasion of the FCH JU 10th anniversary, the Hydrogen Summit will offer the participants the opportunity to discover more about advantages of fuel cell and hydrogen technology and the FCH JU, as well as provide insight to the status of the FCH sector in Central and Eastern Europe.

Invited speakers from the European Parliament, European Commission, FCH JU, Bulgarian ministries, Sofia municipality, industry and research will offer engaging talks on the subjects of energy, transport, funding and climate targets.

Cocktail reception will be held after the event to celebrate the 10 years of a fruitful cooperation within the Joint Undertaking.

The FCH JU will bring two fuel cell electric cars to the event. They will be available to the event participants so see and test- drive.

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique European public- private partnership working on accelerating the market entry of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, which have great potential to decarbonise transportation and diversify energy supplies. The technologies contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enable a greater uptake of renewable energy and, due to their efficiency, substantially reduce total energy use.

Fuel cells are reliable and flexible and can be used in different applications ranging from cars, motorcycles, ships, buses, homes to steel production. They can be powered by hydrogen, which can be produced from 100% renewable sources, such as wind or solar energy. Moreover, excess energy produced by these sources can be stored in the form of hydrogen for periods with no sun or wind.

Several side events are taking place between 27 May - 1 June 2018 in Sofia. View them here.


Preliminary Agenda

Important: Registration closed

The registration is now closed. We have reached the maximum number of participants and the capacity of the venue cannot accomodate any additional requests. Thank you for your understanding.

The event is organised in cooperation with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Therefore, all participants must register via the accreditation system of the Bulgarian presidency.

1st step: Pre- register on this FCH JU page.

2nd step: Within 72 hours of your pre- registration, you will receive an invitation from the Bulgarian presidency with a personal link to register. You must register using this link. You will need your ID document and photo.

3rd step: You will receive a confirmation e- mail. Please print it and bring it with you to the event. You will be issued a personal access badge with your photo.

Please note it is compulsory to register via this system before 18 May 2018. No on- site registrations are permitted.


The event will take place in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. Click here to view the list of hotels recommended by the Bulgarian Presidency.

The event is organised as accompanying event to the official Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU with the support of:

Mr. Peter Kouroumbashev, Member of the European Parliament

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (President Acad. Julian Revalski)

Ministry of Education and Science (Minister Mr.  Krasimir Valchev)

Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications (Minister Mr. Ivailo Moskovski)

Sofia Municipality (Mayor Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova)

Hydrogen Europe

Monday, May 28, 2018
National Palace of Culture, Bulevard "Bulgaria", 1463 Ndk, Sofia, Bulgaria