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One-day training webinar to become a Certified Energy Supporter & Mentor

26th January 2023 | 11:00-16:30 CET | Online | Free

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In the European Year of Skills, Housing Europe in collaboration with partners in the Horizon 2020 project, POWERPOOR continues to offer free online courses that fight energy poverty. Our programme 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 better energy use and uptake of energy-efficient measures through experience and knowledge sharing.

The training webinar is taking place on 26th January 2023 (Thursday) from 11:00 to 12:45 CET followed by a short lunch break and continuing from 13:30 to 16:30 CET. 

Colleagues from public, cooperative, and social housing providers, municipalities, health and social workers, representatives from the academia and anyone who wants to be engaged in tackling the phenomenon can now join a community of several hundreds of POWERPOOR certified Energy Supporters and Mentors, working on the ground, enabling change and providing paths out of energy poverty in their regions.

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.


26th January 2023

11:00 – 16:30 CET, online, Zoom

Programme of the training

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome & introduction by Housing Europe

11:05 - 12:00


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


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


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

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

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 

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, Arthur Hinsch, Officer Climate Policy & Energy Governance 

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

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)