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Meeting need with ambition: Boosting energy efficiency to alleviate rising energy poverty in Europe - SocialWatt final conference

The current energy crisis has drastically increased the share of households at risk of energy poverty. This reinforces the need for a Just Transition leaving no one behind, as promoted with the new provisions on energy poverty in the proposed recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The final conference of the Horizon 2020 project SocialWattwill share experience in designing and implementing energy efficiency schemes to alleviate energy poverty, and will discuss how to address three key challenges to scale up support to the energy poor, which is particularly important as needs grow.

The event also includes a workshop that focuses on monitoring and evaluating schemes, jointly organized with the Horizon 2020 project streamSAVE.

EPAH is excited to be present for the first panel discussion to exchange on the implementation and effectiveness of schemes to alleviate energy poverty and how to make them grow.

This will be a hybrid event, in Brussels and online.

You can register for the event in this link.

The agenda:

  • 9:00 – 10:15 Opening – energy efficiency to alleviate energy poverty: European context and experience With Veronika Jirickova (European Commission - DG ENER), Talia Brun Marcen, (European Commission - CINEA) (to be confirmed), Andriana Stavrakaki (ICCS, coordinator of SocialWatt)
  • 10:15 – 11:15 First panel: Designing and implementing schemes to alleviate energy poverty: how to make them effective and grow With Ester Sevilla (NATURGY / SocialWatt project), Sara Casas (Red Cross Spain), Dimitra Drakaki (Energy Poverty Advisory Hub), Diana Yordanova (Housing Europe / Project POWERPOOR), Hande Barlin (Gebze Technical University / Zero Discrimination Association) Moderator: Jean-Sebastien Broc (IEECP / SocialWatt)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Second panel: Financing deeper energy renovations for energy poor households With Quentin Hoffer (ANAH, France), Aleksander Śniegocki (Reform Institute, Poland), Klemens Leutgöb (e-sieben / ProRetro project) Moderator: Louise Sunderland (RAP / SocialWatt)
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30 – 15:00 streamSAVE workshop: Assessing the impacts of energy efficiency schemes alleviating energy poverty With Guillermo Borragán Pedraz (VITO / streamSAVE), Katarina Trstenjak (JSI - Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia), Mariana Jiménez (IREC - Catalonia Energy Research Institute, Spain / EmpowerMed)

Moderator: Kelsey van Maris (VITO / streamSAVE).

  • energy efficiency | energy consumption
  • Thursday 16 March 2023, 09:00 - 15:00 (CET)
  • Brussels, Belgium

Practical information

Thursday 16 March 2023, 09:00 - 15:00 (CET)
COMET Louise
Place Stéphanie 20, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
SocialWatt event's page