Mark your calendars for the International Annual Conference on Energy Poverty, taking place on 19-20 September 2023, in the vibrant city of Warsaw, Poland. Organised by the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH), Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) of the European Commission, and the Polish Network Energie-Cités (PNEC), this event promises to be a crucial gathering of local governments, policymakers, experts, and stakeholders dedicated to addressing energy poverty and fostering sustainable solutions at the local level.
The event aims to address the transition from emergency coping mechanisms to sustainable policies and measures to reduce energy poverty for all including energy-poor and vulnerable consumers and debate on recommendations for member states and municipalities as appropriate frameworks to use in tackling energy poverty.
National and local governments in Poland are mobilised to address energy poverty, including by applying for technical assistance to develop local actions through the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub calls. The city of Warsaw has been a frontrunner in the climate and energy transition and has made it one of its priorities to tackle energy poverty. By bringing the 2023 Energy Poverty Advisory Hub international annual conference in Warsaw, they aim to reflect on the transition from temporary emergency strategies to sustainable policies and initiatives with the objectives to:
The detailed agenda of the event will be announced soon. It will include:
The event is open for everyone interested in tackling energy poverty. Limited spaces are available, so early registration is recommended. Registration for the annual conference will open soon. Stay tuned for updates on the EPAH website.
EPAH aims to invite stakeholders working on energy poverty to organise workshop sessions as part of the conference on relevant themes. Stay tuned for the open call.