16 March 2023 – (final conference) Meeting need with ambition: Boosting energy efficiency to alleviate rising energy poverty in Europe

16 March 2023 – (final conference) Meeting need with ambition: Boosting energy efficiency to alleviate rising energy poverty in Europe

Background and objectives

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 SocialWatt will 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.

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

You can register for the event in this link.

Agenda (you can download the full agenda here):

9:00 – 10:15 Opening – energy efficiency to alleviate energy poverty: European context and experience with Veronika Jirickova (European Commission - DG ENER), Initiatives across Europe that aim to alleviate energy poverty - Talia Brun Marcen, (European Commission - CINEA), Energy companies and utilities designing and implementing schemes to alleviate energy poverty – lessons learnt from SocialWatt - 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), Carlo Cigna (eVISO, Italy), 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), Anna Bajomi (FEANTSA), 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), Niall Dunphy, (UCC – University College Cork, Ireland / EnergyMeasures), moderator: Kelsey van Maris (VITO / streamSAVE)

Moderator: Kelsey van Maris (VITO / streamSAVE)

More details to be added soon!




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