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First two lessons of our extended course are out

Energy poverty is a growing challenge and civil society not only needs to acknowledge the challenge but also take concrete and effective actions to address it.  However, due to the complexity of the phenomena, front-line actors often face a lack of the required experience and capacity to tackle it.

Local and regional governments are in an ideal position to take action against energy poverty (they have a direct dialogue with the citizens and are super-parties with respect to the energy market). EPAH will support local governments, to play an active and significant role in addressing energy poverty by providing learning opportunities to increase knowledge and build capacity on energy poverty.

EPAH has fully released two courses and is currently releasing progressively a final long extended course.

Access below the existing courses:

Extended course: Alleviating energy poverty: How to implement local actions

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The extended EPAH course addresses civil servants, technical staff, and practitioners with the aim of increasing knowledge and capacity on practical aspects of energy poverty mitigation and pushing local actions.

Target audience: The course is open to all, and no prerequisites are needed.
Language: The course is available in English.
Commitment: Self-paced. Approximately 8 hours per module.
❗ The course is released progressively as of 10 June 2024. Every week we launch two lessons (steps) with a break during the summer months. ❗

The course is structured into three comprehensive chapters following the EPAH methodology. Watch the introductory video here.

Module 1: How to diagnose energy poverty

  • Understand the complexity of energy poverty. Available as of 10 June
  • Involve relevant stakeholders. Available as of 10 June
  • Decide on necessary information based on indicators.
  • Collect data.
  • Process gathered information.
  • Define your energy poverty criteria.
  • Share the diagnosis.


Module 2: How to plan the appropriate response (Available as of September 2024)

  • Develop effective strategies and action plans.
  • Identify opportunities and barriers.
  • Consider policy, social, economic, and technological factors.
  • Prioritize actions.
  • Develop a local social climate plan.


Module 3: The implementation phase (Available as of October 2024)

  • Translate plans into tangible outcomes.
  • Ensure actions reach vulnerable consumers.
  • Address social aspects for a just transition.

 

Compact course: Energy poverty in Europe: From policy framework to integration in local action plans.

The Energy poverty in Europe: From policy framework to integration in local action plans is coming to assist decision makers of local governments to initiate a local policy or design a plan to tackle it in their municipality or region. However, all different stakeholders interested in addressing energy poverty can follow the course and benefit from its learning material

The course is divided in four modules during which you are going to be introduced to the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub tools, the European policy framework of energy poverty, the social need and benefits of addressing it and finally the Energy Poverty Circular Model for designing and implementing local actions to tackle the phenomenon.

Each module is composed of a set of audio presentations from experts in the field, interviews with practitioners presenting local cases and interactive hands on activities that will help you evaluate your knowledge and share your thoughts at the end of each lesson.

Duration: 8 to 10 hours of commitment but you can take the course at your own pace. You can always save your progress and come back later..

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Short course: Introduction to energy poverty and the EPAH

The "Introduction to energy poverty and the EPAH – Introductory course" is a short course open to all stakeholders interested in addressing energy poverty. It provides an overview of energy poverty from a practical–political perspective. The course is open to all, and no prerequisites are needed. 

The duration is approximately one hour and is made up of six lessons divided into three modules, which can be taken individually. Participants who complete all the modules will receive a course certificate.

The course is available in English with subtitles in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish. At the end of the course, participants who have undertaken the entire course will receive a participation certificate.

Every 1st and 15th of each month, the registrations will be checked and accepted. The user will receive an automatic notification (via email) with the indications to access the online platform and training course.