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EUROCROWD showcases financing schemes for energy poverty in POWERPOOR webinar

by EUROCROWD on 12.04.2022

EUROCROWD is delighted to announce its participation in the second EU webinar for POWERPOOR on 19 April from 11:00 to 16:30 CET, in collaboration with Housing Europe and partners in the Horizon 2020 project.

The event is open to anyone with an interest in energy poverty who wants to engage further in this field. At the end of the webinar, participants will take a test to become certified POWERPOOR Energy Supporters and Mentors. Register here if you want to be part of the POWERPOOR community and become a change maker by helping to create paths out of energy poverty in your region!

POWERPOOR gathers experts from public, cooperative, social housing providers, municipalities, health, social workers, and representatives from the academia to provide knowledge on energy-efficiency measures supporting energy-poor citizens and participating in joint energy initiatives.

In this webinar, our Executive Director, Oliver Gajda, will contribute to Part IV - Energy communities and innovative financing schemes to tackle energy poverty with an explanation of the Methodology, good practices, advantages, and challenges as well as the POWER-FUND tool.

Check out the full agenda:

11:00 - 11:05 Welcome & introduction

Sorcha Edwards, Housing Europe Secretary-General

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

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

  • The POWERPOOR project- approach and objectives
  • The role of Energy Supporters and Mentors

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

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

  • The POWER-TARGET and POWER-ACT tools. Detailed presentation and examples of their use

12:45 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK

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

INZEB, Eleftheria Touloupaki, Scientific and Communications Associate

DOOR, Society for Sustainable Development Design, Anamari Majdandžić, Senior Expert

ENERGIAKLUB, Csaba Csontos, Project Manager

  • Energy-saving measures, behavioural changes, visits to vulnerable households
  • The experience of the Hungarian Energy Poverty Alleviation Office

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

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

  • Methodology, good practices, advantages, and challenges
  • The POWER-FUND tool

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

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

ICLEI, Arthur Hinsch, Officer Climate Policy & Energy Governance

  • 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

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)