On 13th November, ENEDI will organise the conference “Vulnerability and energy poverty: Diagnosis and tools from the university and civil society” at the Bizkaia Aretoa in Bilbao, in the context of the EnePoMAP project.

Energy poverty has a multidimensional nature that must be tackled from different approaches and requires a multidisciplinary approach, both from the academic world and from civil society. In this context, the conference will be a meeting point for different sectors and agents from civil society and experts from the academic world in Spain and Portugal to present and exchange different approaches to this issue. The target audience are students, teachers and people from the public administration, as well as the general public interested in the subject. The conference will be held in the Baroja hall of the Bizkaia Aretoa, with capacity for up to 161 attendees, on 13 November 2023. The objectives are to generate and strengthen a working network between different actors working in the field of energy poverty, to exchange experiences and approaches from academia and social agents and public administration. Likewise, the conference has a special emphasis on also addressing the non-specialised public through a more informative part.

The conference will include presentations and round tables and the participation of speakers from various research groups from the UPV/EHU, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the Eduardo Torroja Institute (CSIC) and the University of Minho in Portugal. The aim is also to establish a dialogue and meeting points between academia and civil society. In this sense, the Municipal Energy Agency of Oporto and Goiener, among others, will also participate in the conference.

The conference will begin with the presentation of the main results of the EnePoMAP Project, developed by the Department of Energy Engineering of the UPV/EHU. Subsequently, the speakers will make brief presentations of actions and lines of work that are currently being developed in the field of energy poverty, and the bulk of the day will focus on the exchange through participatory dynamics and round tables in which it is intended to address, among others, aspects such as different approaches and approaches to energy poverty, dual energy poverty in transport and home, the gender perspective or the role of energy communities in the fight against energy poverty.

More information about EnePoMAP project:

EnePoMAP: Mapear y proporcionar soluciones rentables para afrontar la pobreza energética