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Join POWERPOOR 3rd EU Webinar and become an Energy supporter and mentor

by EUROCROWD on 05.10.2022

The EU-funded POWERPOOR plan contribution is specially relevant and important nowadays. Europe is still facing a huge energy crisis where recent developments show that this will no only continue but also intensify, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and in the midst of it all, the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline has been added. 

For a third time, Housing Europe in collaboration with partners in the Horizon 2020 project POWERPOOR including EUROCROWD, are offering a free online course that aims at providing all necessary knowledge to support energy poor citizens to implement energy efficiency interventions and participate in joint energy initiatives, through the development of support programmes and ICT-driven tools. The final goal is to facilitate citizens’ behaviour change towards energy use and uptake of energy-efficient measures through experience and knowledge sharing. The training webinar is taking place on 26 October 2022 (Wednesday) from 11:00 to 16:30 CET, you can register now.

EUROCROWD will join the discussion in the fourth part of the course in order to provide insights on how innovative financing schemes and energy communities can tackle energy poverty, explaining the methodology, good practices, advantages, and challenges as well as the POWER-FUND tool.

After the online course, which will be held in English, the participants will be called to take a 15-minute test to become a certified POWERPOOR Energy Supporter and Mentor. From this moment on, you will be part of the POWERPOOR movement and can kick off working with vulnerable households in your city or area.

Learn more about the online course here.

Check the full agenda:

All times are in Central European Time (CET).

Programme of the training

11:00 - 11:05 Welcome & introduction by Housing Europe

11:05 - 12:00 PART I

Understanding the phenomenon of Energy Poverty, concepts, and policies at national and European level

Housing Europe, Julien Dijol, Policy Director

The POWERPOOR project – approach, objectives & the role of Energy Supporters and Mentors

NTUA, Eleni Kanellou, POWERPOOR Coordinator and PhD Candidate, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

12:00 - 12:45 PART II - The POWERPOOR toolkit

The POWER-TARGET and POWER-ACT tools – how do they work?

NTUA, Eleni Kanellou, POWERPOOR Coordinator and PhD Candidate, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

12:45 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK

13:30 - 14:30 PART III - From theory to practice. Good practices and case studies

Energy-saving measures, behavioural changes, visits to vulnerable households

The experience of an Energy Poverty Alleviation Office

INZEB, Eleftheria Touloupaki, Scientific and Communications Associate

Housing Europe, Edit Lakatos, Senior Policy Officer

14:30 - 15:30 PART IV - Energy communities and innovative financing schemes to tackle energy poverty

Methodology, good practices, advantages, and challenges


Europeаn Crowdfunding Network (ECN), Oliver Gajda, Executive Director (TBC) 

15:30 - 16:25 PART V - The role of local authorities in tackling energy poverty

Energy poverty in the SECAPs and how to address the phenomenon in local energy planning

Energy Poverty Alleviation Offices in municipalities. POWERPOOR as a supporting tool for local authorities

ICLEI, Alis Daniela Torres, Officer Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience

ICLEI, Arthur Hinsch, Officer Climate Policy & Energy Governance

16:25 - 16:30 Questions, answers, and what follows next?

Housing Europe, Diana Yordanova, Communications Director

NTUA, Eleni Kanellou, POWERPOOR Coordinator and PhD Candidate, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)