The energy crisis in Europe keeps on deepening. According to Eurostat, energy prices in the EU have risen by 17% since September 2021. In Belgium, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands, increases have been over 30% and the conflict in Ukraine is adding further price pressures, after already large increases in recent months. These worrying circumstances are making the EU-funded POWERPOOR plan for action more and more relevant.
The Horizon 2020 project POWERPOOR offers a free online webinar that aims at providing all necessary knowledge to support energy-poor citizens to implement energy efficiency interventions and participate in joint energy initiatives, through the development of support programmes and ICT-driven tools. The final goal is to facilitate citizens’ behaviour change towards energy use and uptake of energy-efficient measures through experience and knowledge sharing.
Participants from public, cooperative, and social housing providers, municipalities, health and social workers, representatives from the academia and anyone who wants to be engaged in tackling the phenomenon can now join a community of 500+ POWERPOOR certified Energy Supporters and Mentors, working on the ground, enabling change and providing paths out of energy poverty in their regions.
After the online webinar in English, the participants will be called to take a 15-minute test to become certified POWERPOOR Energy Supporter and Mentor. From that moment on, they will be part of the POWERPOOR movement and can kick off working with vulnerable households in their city or area.
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