- Municipalities of the EU
The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub project is the European Union’s main initiative aimed to eradicate energy poverty and to accelerate a fair energy transition in the European local governments. According to the information acquired from the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV), EPAH approaches action through the creation of a space for collaboration, counseling and exchanging of knowledge.
EPAH’s mission is to be the central platform of experience and knowledge on energy poverty available to the local authorities and agents interested in adopting effective measures.
EPAH has a counseling service for municipalities run by a multidisciplinary staff of experts on energy poverty. Through different competitive open calls (2022-24) the local governments can ask for technical counseling. Those passing the selection process will receive high-quality assistance during 3 to 9 months, which will be focused on progressing the diagnosis of local energy poverty and on the planning/implementation of effective strategies and measures to prevent or mitigate their municipality’s energy poverty.
This initiative aims to achieve the involvement of a big number of European municipalities and local agents and plans to operate as a personalized service centre.
- To co-design the development of the project.
- To monitor the quality of the service.
- To support technical assistance.
- To identify good practices.
- The selection of experts.
- The monitoring, evaluation and proposals to improve the calls.
- The development of guides and other information materials for the local governments.
- To eradicate energy poverty.
- To promote a fair transition.
- To acquire a better grasp of the causes, consequences, measuring and identification of energy poverty.
- Knowledge transparency and transfer.
- To support the municipalities on the diagnosis, planning and implementation of effective measures.
- To improve the accessibility of funding sources and national and European grants.
- To promote the participation and implication of local agents.