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), the European Green Deal and the European Pillar of Social Rights, also stressing this commitment at the May 2021 Social Summit in Porto.
2) To focus on how the EU, national, regional and local authorities, as well as the organised civil society, can join forces and identify practical steps to be taken.