STEP-IN is organising an online workshop which will specifically focus on academia and think tanks representatives working with vulnerable communities across Europe. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 at 11:00 CET.
During the workshop, Roderick Mc Call (Coordinator of STEP-IN) and Sukriti Bhattacharya (Data Science and Analytics Expert) of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology as well as Konstantinos Kanellos of VaasaETT will focus on existing best practices to tackle energy poverty across Europe and will launch the discussion with participant representatives of academia and think tanks on how scalable and replicable these practices are, according to the needs and constraints observed during the implementation of the project Living Labs, but also taking into account the different geographical contexts. Participants will be encouraged to share information on best practices (where academia and think tanks have a role) from their own countries. The discussion will then target the involvement and role of academia and think tanks on tackling energy poverty across Europe, gaps identified and the way ahead
The project partners invite all academia and think tanks’ representatives operating in the field of energy poverty to participate in this Working Group workshop to
* familiarise themselves with best practices currently implemented across the EU
* discuss challenges encountered as well as a potential future roles for academia and think tanks’ representatives
* contribute to the project’s policy recommendations