An important step regarding international networking displays the co-operation in the framework of the UNECOM project under the direction of Gert Brunekreeft. In signing the co-operation treaty in Febuary 2008, the participation in the UNECOM project was established and the area of research of our institute was extended by the issue of unbundling (functional and structural separation) of network companies. UNECOM stands for "Unbundling of Energy Companies" and aims to examine the effects of vertical unbundling. UNECOM is an interdisciplinary research project which includes theoretical and empirical work in the following areas:
Economic Analysis of Unbundling
The insitute's participation in the UNECOM project expired by the end of the year 2011.