EESC Conference on Energy Poverty

Highlighting Energy Poverty in Europe On the 20 April 2021, the European and Economic Social Committee (EESC) organised a remote conference on energy poverty. The objectives of the conference were: 1) To build a strong narrative on energy poverty, setting it as a priority issue both under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),…

Online conference: “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle energy poverty” | Event

Following the cancellation of the physical conference, the partners of the ASSIST 2GETHER project – in which EAPN has been leading the policy orientation work – are happy to announce that they have transformed their final conference into an online event. The event “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle Energy Poverty”, organised with the support…

Energy Poverty: Third and last meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee | Project

EAPN organised virtually, on 20 April, the third and last meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC). The aim of this meeting was mainly to discuss with the European experts the final draft of the “Vulnerable Consumers Protection Framework Paper”, the main public document providing policy recommendations from the ASSIST2GETHER project. Members of the…

Energy Poverty: Second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee

On Monday 17 June, EAPN organised the second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC) at the European Economic and Social Committee. This meeting, organised as part of EAPN’s policy orientation work within the ASSIST2GETHER project, gathered different European experts to discuss and exchange about how to tackle energy poverty in Europe. The main objectives of the…

Assist2gether | Energy Poverty Project

In recent years, energy users have gained more rights with the transposition of relevant European energy legislation. There is nevertheless the recognition that consumers’ rights (with special reference to vulnerable consumers and energy poor) need to be further strengthened, and that the increasing market complexity needs to be addressed through concrete solutions to improve levels…

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Energy poverty project – Together4energy – kicks off today!

Fighting fuel poverty addressing energy and social issues ASSIST project (engaging social and energy actors in the creation of an innovative European network of Vulnerable Consumers Energy Advisors) press release: EAPN, in partnership with 10 other organisations from 6 European countries (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium and Finland), and working with members of our…

Affordable Energy, a Basic Social Right – How to abolish Energy Poverty?

A workshop will be held in the European Parliament, organised by Delegation DIE LINKE. (in the European Parliament); Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office; Transform Europe Network. The following topics will be discussed: 1) Ensuring the basic social right; safeguards against disconnection: how can access to affordable energy be assured; 2) Re-municipalisation of the grid and utilities: how…

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Energy Poverty Book-launch in the European Parliament

Energy poverty is a serious concern in our societies while more and more people realize that it should be a social right. The editors and the authors of the handbook are dedicated to share their knowledge and raise awareness about energy poverty in order to eliminate it from Europe once and for all. Opening note:…