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

17th March 2023 | online | Last chance to be certified

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For the fifth and last time, Housing Europe in collaboration with partners in the Horizon 2020 project, POWERPOOR will offer a free online course that tackles energy poverty alleviation.

The programme provides 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 the 17th of March (Friday) from 10:30 to 12:30 CET followed by a short lunch break and continuing from 13:15 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.


17th March 2023 I 10:30 – 16:30 CET, online, Zoom

10:30 - 10:35 Welcome & introduction by Housing Europe

10:35 - 11:30 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 

11:30 - 12:30 PART II
The POWER-TARGET and POWER-ACT tools – how do they work? 
NTUA, Eleni Kanellou, POWERPOOR Coordinator and PhD Candidate, National Technical University of Athens 

12:30 - 13:15 LUNCH BREAK

13:15 – 13:30 The relation between energy poverty and fire risk FEEDS, Olivier Tissot, Manager of the Forum for European Electrical Domestic Safety 

13:30 – 14:30 PART III
From theory to practice. Good practices and case studies
INZEB, Eleftheria Touloupaki, Scientific and Communications Associate

Energy-saving measures, behavioural changes, visits to vulnerable households DOOR, Society for Sustainable Development Design, Anamari Majdandžić, Senior Expert

The experience of an Energy Poverty Alleviation Office Housing Europe, Edit Lakatos, Senior Policy Officer

14:30 – 14:40 COFFEE BREAK

14:40 – 15:30 PART IV
Energy communities and innovative financing schemes to tackle energy poverty 
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 ICLEI, Arthur Hinsch, Officer Climate Policy & Energy Governance 

16:25 – 16:30 CONCLUSION

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