3 wsThe third and final workshop and virtual site visits of the EnPover Municiplites project took place on 24th June 2021. This time the event was hosted by Energiaklub Climate Policy Institute & Applied Communications, Hungary. Despite the best efforts of the organisers, due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this event had to be held online as well. Nevertheless, a good number of municipal experts, local decision-makers and other stakeholders from Poland, Germany and Hungary and other European countries joined in. The event consisted of interactive sessions and a substantial body of scientific research presentations. The programme was made even more unique and enjoyable by highly interesting and innovative Hungarian and German virtual field visits, which furthered the active engagement of the participants.

warsztaty 03 02 21As part of the EnPover project, the second international workshop took place on 3 February 2021. During the workshop participants from Germany, Hungary and Poland had the opportunity to share their experience in tacking energy poverty. A valuable element of this event was presented by invited speakers from other countries practices bringing closer this problem both from the practical and theoretical side. In order to take full advantage of the knowledge and information gained during the prior presentations, the workshop ended with a common work on recommendations for an energy poverty awareness campaign based on the example of two hypothetical cities.

The first international workshKonferenzFotoEnergie Firstworkshopop within the EnPover project took place on the 20.10.2020 and 21.10.2020 in a hybrid format. On site in Nuremberg, the team of the Deutsche Umwelthilfe met municipal representatives from the cities of Nuremberg and Munich participating in the project. The Polish and Hungarian participants joined in via zoom. After several qualified inputs on the basics of energy poverty and a presentation of German best practice examples, the workshop ended with a group work phase. Together, the participants examined the advantages and disadvantages of existing municipal framework conditions and measures to alleviate energy poverty.  

On the 10th of January 2020 the partners of the EnPover project met in Cracow, Poland, formally inaugurating its implementation. For the next months we will strive to make our contribution to alleviate energy poverty among EU households. We will do this by empovering local authorities to initiate local educational campaigns and support schemes helping citizens to reduce their energy consumption and thus -  also the energy bills. Our mission is to encourage implementation of low-cost energy efficiency measures especially in those households, which spend a high share of their income or energy consumption or those, who have to resitct their daily needs due to energy price increases. They often not only lack financial resources to make energy efficient improvements, but also lack information of the energy saving possibilities and potentials. It is the role of local authorities to support them, as they are the closest to their citizens and have power to act. And we will equip them with tools that will help with that!