Combatting energy poverty in times of crisis

Online 19 September 10.00-11.30 CET

Europe has endured a great deal of complication this past year. As the impacts of COVID-19 linger and the war in Ukraine continues, energy agencies and public authorities within the EU wrestle with how such crises affect the already complex work of tackling energy poverty.

In this final event for the Social Green project, partners will reflect on the challenges facing green retrofit policy instruments and exchange knowledge about their current work to combat energy poverty within Spain, Romania, and Croatia.

This event is open to policymakers supporting the renovation wave, local and regional authorities/energy agencies working with green retrofits, and all who are interested in improving the situation for energy poor households.


10:00-10:05  CET    Welcome and introduction, Johannes Lidmo (Social Green Project Coordinator, Nordregio)

10:05-10:15    The Social Green project in summary: Learnings from final report, Lisa Rohrer (Nordregio)

10:15-10:57    Social Green regional partners on their main lessons learned: combatting energy poverty in times of Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Challenges regarding Energy Poverty during the pandemic in South Muntenia region, Andrei Georgescu, (Regional Development Agency South Muntenia, Romania)
  • Recovery Funds, an opportunity to boost the energy renovation process in Extremadura region, Ana Martínez, (Agenex – Extremadura Energy Agency, Spain)
  • Tudor Drambarean, Alba Iulia Municipality (Romania)
  • The role of solar PV in reducing the risk of energy poverty, Ivan Šimić (Regional Energy Agency North, Croatia)

10:57-11:07   Building resilience while combating energy poverty in Europe

Dr. Saska Petrova, Senior Lecturer at Department of Geography, University of Manchester 

11:07-11:27    Panel discussion with all Social Green partners and external speaker, moderated by Johannes Lidmo (Nordregio)

11:27-11:30    Wrap up

This is the final event of the fifth-call activities of the Interreg Europe Social Green project (2021-2022).

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