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News announcement28 June 2024European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency2 min read

Organise a session at the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub conference

The call to organise a session at the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub conference is open! Fill in the application form below in English by 5 July 2024.


Organised by the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission in collaboration with the Provincial Deputation of Barcelona (Diputació de Barcelona) and with the support of the Ecoserveis association, the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub international annual conference is taking place on 15-16 October 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. This year, at its fourth edition, the event is focused on "Turning the Tide: Paving the Way for Energy Poverty Alleviation." This annual meeting promises to be a crucial gathering of local governments, policymakers, experts, and stakeholders dedicated to addressing energy poverty and fostering sustainable solutions at the local level.

Fill in the application form below in English by 5 July 2024 at 11:00 am CEST to organise a session after reading carefully the call guidelines and the summary below.


What are you applying for?
The allocated time per session will be fixed at 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The sessions will be organised in two formats: interactive workshops and panel discussions. Additionally, initiatives will have the option to apply for networking area presentations. Each session must focus on showcasing experiences, best practices, and tips for local governments, or debating policies and measures at the national, regional, or local level.

Sessions can feature up to four speakers, including the moderator. Sessions will be conducted in English, Spanish, and Catalan. Proposals can be submitted in any of these languages.

The primary audience for the conference consists of local government representatives and practitioners. Therefore, session organisers are strongly encouraged to structure their proposals in a way that benefit local governments and should include practical case examples from cities and regions in action.


The conference is focused on the implementation of energy poverty measures, policies and actions at all levels of governance. Suggested sessions need to fit under one of the following themes.

More specifically, the conference aims to:

  • Focus on tangible experiences and results from EU, national and local initiatives.
  • Highlighting the results of implemented actions to combat energy poverty. This includes initiatives related to renewable energy communities, behavioral change and awareness campaigns, one-stop-shops (energy advice points), home renovations and energy efficiency improvements, regulatory incentives, and financial measures, among others.
  • Highlight initiatives focused on effective impact monitoring.

Who can apply?

  • Initiatives and consortiums of partners of EU or local projects and initiatives
  • Local and regional governments
  • Civil Society Organisations (NGOs)
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Energy agencies
  • EU institutions and committees
  • Private organisations.

Number of applicants per session: At least 2 and a maximum of 4 entities can partner up together to submit a session proposal.

Fill in the application form