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Events | 04.10.2022

POWERPOOR 3rd EU Webinar


Are you exited about the third POWERPOOR webinar? We will be very happy to see you!

Europe is still facing a huge energy crisis where recent developments show that this will continue but also intensify. The conflict in Ukraine is still ongoing and in the midst of it all, the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline has been added. For this reason, the relevance and the importance of the EU-funded POWERPOOR plan contribution can be distinguished.

For a third time, Housing Europe in collaboration with partners in the Horizon 2020 project, POWERPOOR are offering a free online course that 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 energy use and uptake of energy-efficient measures through experience and knowledge sharing.

The training webinar is taking place on 26th October 2022 (Wednesday) from 11:00 to 13:30 CET followed by a lunch break and continuing from 14:30 to 16:30 CET. 

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.


All times are in Central European Time (CET).

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 MajdandžićSenior 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 (TBC) 

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

ICLEI, Arthur Hinsch, Officer Climate Policy & Energy Governance

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)