Another interesting event on the topic of energy poverty in Europe is taking place on November 20th and 21st in Brussels.
Energy Poverty Days
are organized by an initiative called Social Innovation to Tackle Energy Poverty. This initiative is co-created by the Schneider Electric Foundation and Ashoka under the aegis of Fondation de France and accompanied by a local partner Enel Romania.
This event is the final stage of the Social Innovation’s program to support innovative ideas and mature projects working in the field of energy poverty in five European countries – Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. 15 projects were selected to join 5 months acceleration program helping them improve the strategy and amplify their positive impact on society and on the environment. This program includes:
- 2 days of intensive workshops regarding systems change, social financing, social impact reporting, communications
- 5 months of mentoring, technical and non-technical support
- Meetings and networking events within the European network of fellow social innovators, experts, and organizations working in the field
- Closing Energy Poverty Days conference in Brussels and awarding ceremony
The Energy Poverty Days will be a two day conference. Day one is dedicated to a discussion of cross-sectoral perspectives on tackling energy poverty. This will be an interactive session introducing several examples of social innovation and strengthening the network among participants of the project, policymakers, researchers and social entrepreneurs attending the conference. The second day is reserved for finalists’ presentations of smart solutions in their project in front of international jury who will choose the winning project for each of the five country. Most successful and winning projects will be awarded with additional grant for further development. You can find more details on the agenda here.
Habitat for Humanity International will not miss this event. Will you?