The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) invited through two open calls local governments and/or organisations working in strict collaboration with local governments from all the 27 EU Member States to submit their requests for technical assistance and receive support in the process of tackling energy poverty.
Applicants were able to submit their proposal online between February and March of 2022 (first call) and between March and April of 2023 (second call) through a dedicated platform. At the moment EPAH is in close collaboration with all the selected local governments assisting them to implement their workplans.
Second call: Awarded municipalities and supra-municipalities
As of May 2023 30 outstanding proposals have been awarded, representing a remarkable 51 municipalities from 12 countries across Europe. These deserving municipalities or supraminicipal authorities are now receiving direct support to tackle energy poverty at the local level.
This collaboration aims to empower local governments by providing them with the necessary technical assistance to achieve tangible and impactful outcomes. By addressing energy poverty within their communities, these municipalities are paving the way for others to follow suit and embark on similar initiatives.
Cyprus: 1) Strovolos, 2) Kato Pyrgos Tyllirias.
Denmark: 3) Ishøj.
France: 4) Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, 5) Grand Besançon Métropolis, 6) Grand Chambord and Beauce Val de Loire municipalities.
Greece: 7) Eordaia and Grevena municipalities, 8) Drama, Kavala, Nestos and Paggaio municipalities.
Hungary: 9) Bükkszentkereszt, 10) Sátoraljaújhely, 11) Mátraterenye, 12) Hatvan.
Ireland: 13) Slaintecare.
Italy: 14) Arezzo, 15) Leverano, 16) Milan
Portugal: 17) Centro Region, 18) Baixa da Banheira and Vale da Amoreira, 19) Barreiro, Alcochete, Montijo, Moita
Poland: 20) Niepołomice.
Romania: 21) Tulcea, 22) Alba Iulia.
Spain: 23) Baix Empordà council, 24) Gironès region, 25) La Palma island, 26) Les Garrigues region, 27) Pallars Jussà region, 28) Pamplona, 29) Valencia.
Sweden: 30) Malmö.
To explore the list of awarded applicants from the second call, we have created an interactive map. It showcases the municipalities that have secured technical assistance and in due time will be enriched with more details about their innovative programmes of action and results.
Don't miss this opportunity to see who are the cities and regions driving positive change in energy poverty across Europe. Check out the interactive map below to discover these awarded proposals.
First call: Awarded municipalities
During the first call that was launched in 2022, EPAH awarded 23 proposals representing 34 local governments to develop local actions to tackle energy poverty. Each awarded local government is currently accompanied by an expert organisation and implements their dedicated that include actions from diagnosis to planning and implementing targeted solutions.