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Our International Annual Conference on Energy Poverty in Warsaw

Date: 19-20 September 2023. Location: Warsaw, Poland.

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Our International Annual Conference on Energy Poverty will take place on 19-20 September 2023, at the historic Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) in the vibrant city of Warsaw, Poland. Organised by the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) and the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) of the European Commission in collaboration with the City of Warsaw and with the support of the Committee of the Regions and the Polish Network Energie-Cités (PNEC), this event promises to be a crucial gathering of local governments, policymakers, experts, and stakeholders dedicated to addressing energy poverty and fostering sustainable solutions at the local level.

The event aims to address the transition from emergency coping mechanisms to sustainable policies and measures to reduce energy poverty for all including energy-poor and vulnerable consumers and debate on recommendations for member states and municipalities as appropriate frameworks to use in tackling energy poverty.

National and local governments in Poland are mobilised to address energy poverty, including by applying for technical assistance to develop local actions through the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub calls. The city of Warsaw has been a frontrunner in the climate and energy transition and has made it one of its priorities to tackle energy poverty. By bringing the 2023 Energy Poverty Advisory Hub international annual conference in Warsaw, we aim to reflect on the transition from temporary emergency strategies to sustainable policies and initiatives with the objectives to:

  • Put the new reality of energy poverty on the agenda at all levels of governance.
  • Exchange between cities with different track records of tackling energy poverty.
  • Support cities to identify and adopt long-term policies to tackle energy poverty.
  • Reflect on possible EU recommendations for good practices to tackle energy poverty at the local and national levels.


General publications18 September 2023



The event is open to everyone interested in tackling energy poverty. The registration closed on 29 August 2023 as it has reached its full capacity. Live streaming of the official opening and panel discussions that will take place on 19 September will be available.


Guide for participants:

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Open call for interactive sessions:

This year, EPAH decided to reinforce its collaborative network by calling upon all interested entities to apply for a session under the umbrella of its annual conference. The call was available until 3 July 2023 at 11:00 am CEST and the results were communicated to the applicants as explained in the guidelines. If you applied but did not hear back from us, please let us know via our helpdesk.




  • energy research
  • Tuesday 19 September 2023, 09:00 - Wednesday 20 September 2023, 14:00 (CEST)
  • Warsaw, Poland


Practical information

Tuesday 19 September 2023, 09:00 - Wednesday 20 September 2023, 14:00 (CEST)
Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki)
plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warsaw, Poland