"Energy Poverty in Europe: Towards an Inclusive Energy Union" - [21/05/2016 ]

We would like to disseminate the information about the International Symposium on Ending Energy Poverty in Europe: Towards an Inclusive Energy Union.

The symposium will take place within the Public Policy Exchange events on 7th July 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

This symposium focusing on to explore the importance of reaching a common European strategy on energy poverty and discuss the next steps to be taken towards the full liberalisation of the energy market. It will also focus on the importance of empowering citizens and local communities with a particular emphasis on the need to develop efficient measures to protect vulnerable consumers.
The symposium interface provide a valuable opportunity to discuss the latest developments in tackling energy poverty at a European level with the participation of
highly respected note speakers representing both European level institutions and academia.

Key Speakers:

Sam Hägglund, Secretary General, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers

Oscar Guinea, Policy Officer- Electricity and Gas Retail Markets, European Commission

Maarten De Groote, Head of Research, Senior Expert, Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

Agata Krause, Research Coordinator, Housing Europe

Harriet Tomson, Research Associate, EU Fuel Poverty Network, University of Manchester

Ingo Wagner, Policy & Project Officer, Euroheat & Power

Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, European Alliance of Campanies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroAce)

Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association (ehpa)

Delegates will:

Discuss ways towards the establishment of a common EU strategy to end energy poverty in Europe

Define ways to support national policies through EU Funding schemes and to further liberalise the EU Energy Market

Promote measures to empower citizens and protect vulnerable consumers


09:15 Registration and Morning Refreshments

10:00 Chair s Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:10 Tackling Energy Poverty in the EU: Developing a Common European Strategy 

Reinforcing Data Collection Strategies and Adopting a Common EU Definition for Energy Poverty

 Towards a European Strategy for Energy Poverty: Discussing the EC s Energy Efficiency Directive and its Communication on ‘Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers’

 Sharing Information Across Europe: Establishing a Database of Measures and Best Practices adopted by EU Member States to address Energy Poverty

 Recommendations for Future Policy Development

10:40 First Round of Discussions

11:10 Morning Coffee Break

11:30 Supporting National Policies through EU Funding Schemes and Promoting Energy Market Liberalisation 

Accelerating the Building Modernisation Process in Lower-income Member States through EU Regional Funding

 Implementing the Third Energy Package: Liberalising and Integrating Retail Energy Markets in all Member States

Energy and Poverty: Financing Appropriate Sustainable Technologies and Solutions

Sharing Best Practices and Policy Recommendations

 12:00 Second Round of Discussions

 12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Adopting Energy Efficient Practices: Empowering Citizens and Local Communities 

Empowering Low-Income Households to adopt Energy Saving Measures and New Energy Efficient Consumption Habits

Targeting Remote Areas and Rural Customers: Ensuring Reliable and Affordable Energy Supplies

Engaging Social Housing Companies in Building Renovation: Sharing Best Practices Future Policy Recommendations

14:00 Third Round of Discussions

14:30 Afternoon Coffee Break

14:50  Targeting Vulnerable Consumers: Ensuring Sustainable and Fair Access to the Energy Market 

Providing Better Information to Consumers about their Rights and Ensuring Data Portability

Promoting Collective Switching Schemes and Campaigns to Help Vulnerable Households find a Better Energy Deal

Protecting Vulnerable Consumers: Improving Transparency in Billing Information and Price Comparisons

Breaking the Landlord-Tenant Dilemma: Incentivising Property Owners in Investing in Energy Efficient Measures

15:20 Fourth Round of Discussions

15:50 Chair s Summary and Closing Remarks

16:00 Networking Reception and Refreshments

16:30 Symposium Close

** Please note that the programme and speakers are subject to change without notice by the organiser**

For further details, please refer to the Event Details.

Date: Thursday 7th July 2016

Time: 10:00am — 4:30pm

Venue: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre 


 Register to Attend