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EPAH lunch talk#5 - The need to have a multi-actor approach to address energy poverty

Energy poverty is a multidimensional challenge which needs a holistic approach where complementary and multi-sector solutions should be proposed by different actors. People in a condition of energy poverty face different problems, as we well know it is not only a problem of not being able or not being able to keep an adequate comfort level in the house but it's also having health problems, having the house foreclosed due to not paying the mortgage, it's about not being able to have a proper and healthy diet or not being able to ensure proper education to the children. The only way to be aware of and to duly take into account all the different needs of the people in energy poverty (which may be even more than the ones reported above) is to tackle energy poverty with a multidisciplinary and multi-actor team not only within the municipality but also engaging external stakeholders.  

To build a fully equipped "energy poverty" team there is the need to 1) identify within the municipality the colleagues working on related topics and 2) map and identify external stakeholders and then to invite both.

To deepen both aspects of engaging key stakeholders, in our next lunch talk of March 14, Marina Varvesi from EPAH (AISFOR) will discuss with Marine Cornelis (Director of Next Energy Consumer) and Francesca Gaburro (AESS, Energy agency of Modena, expert in the technical assistance to the municipality of Modena). 

Agenda of the session:

  • Moderation by Marina Varesi
  • Key stakeholders to address energy poverty with a multi-actor approach - Marine Cornelis (Director of Next Energy Consumer
  • Modena's experience in identifying and engaging key stakeholders - Francesca Gaburro (AESS, Energy agency of Modena)

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About the EPAH lunch talks:

The EPAH lunch talks are a series of webinars organised monthly to give a space to municipalities in Europe and other key stakeholders to share their experiences of local action to tackle energy poverty. The interest is to address different themes within the energy poverty issues.

The lunch talk format includes 15-20 minutes of presentation and 40-45 minutes of discussion between participants.

Stay tuned for the next lunch talks.

  • energy cooperation | energy research | energy consumption
  • Tuesday 14 March 2023, 13:30 - 14:30 (CET)
  • Online only

Practical information

Tuesday 14 March 2023, 13:30 - 14:30 (CET)
Online only