Energy poverty research in Europe has seen a surge in activity, interest and collaborations over the course of the last decade. Conceptual and methodological developments are transforming the ways in which societies understand domestic energy deprivation while also exposing its many cross-sectoral links with housing, climate change, low-carbon transitions, social welfare and public health. At the same time, effectively tackling energy poverty and pushing the limits of policy action is, at a time of multiple crises, more needed than ever.
The ENGAGER COST Action - a network of over 200 energy poverty researchers and practitioners across 41 countries in Europe and neighbouring regions - is genuinely contributing to this shared effort by fostering partnerships across energy poverty research and action energy since its onset in November 2017. The Action is coming to end in May 2022 and it is now time to showcase and assess the network’s achievements throughout its four and a half years of existence, and to put forward a proposal for a future research and action agenda. There is also an urgent need to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine invasion crises on energy vulnerable populations across Europe. With these aims in mind, we invite all COST Action members to join on 11-13 April 2022.
Location and modes of participation: The ENGAGER final conference will take place at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary as a hybrid event allowing for both online and in-person participation. It will run from morning to afternoon with plenary sessions, working group break-up sessions and time allocated for informal networking and a field visit to Budapest or its surroundings.
- energy research
- Budapest, Hungary
- External event