Right to Energy Forum 2022

Taking place Jan 24th to Friday 28th from 14:00 to 18:00 (CET) each day.

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     Forum 2022 Programme

    (All times are in CET)

    14:00
    -
    15:30
    16:00
    -
    17:30
    17:30
    -
    18:00
    Mon 24th
    Energy poverty and climate justice

    Clean, affordable energy is a human right: Briefing launch

    Co-founders of the Right to Energy coalition, EAPN, EPSU & Friends of the Earth Europe launch their new briefing sharing solutions to ensure a right to clean, affordable energy for all. Join them to showcase national groups tackling energy poverty across Europe. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Jagoda Munic - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Matthew Lay - UNISON
    Helder Ferreira - European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
    Sabrina Iannazzone - European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
    Jakob Embacher - European Public Service Unions (EPSU)
    Juan Carlos Benito Sanchez
    Tomislav Tkalec - FOCUS Friends of the Earth Slovenia
    Spyros Psychas - Greek Anti Poverty Network
    Dave Moxham - Scottish TUC
    Maria Jeliazkova - Bulgarian Anti-Poverty Network
    Cátia Santos - EAPN Portugal, the National Observatory Against Poverty
    View

    Tackling energy poverty: a fight for social justice

    Energy poverty lies at the intersection of overlying structural inequalities. Join activists to explore how energy injustice impacts people of colour, working class communities, females and those with disabilities and discuss how to make the movement more accessible. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Myriam Douo - Equinox
    Camille Roux - COFACE- Families Europe
    Lidija Zivcic - EmpowerMed
    Bryce Goodall - Living Rent
    Kieran Pradeep - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Tue 25th
    Addressing the root causes of Energy poverty

    End indecent housing: how to deliver renovations to energy poor households

    Inefficient housing is a scandal across Europe. Join social housing providers, activists and collectives who are leading the way towards decent, affordable housing for all.

    Speakers:
    Clotilde Clark-Foulquier - FEANTSA
    Julien Dijol - Housing Europe, Social housing sector
    Eva Suba - ENPOR, Energy poor households in the private rented sector
    Louise Sunderland - Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
    Mincho Benov - Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria
    Sarah Coupechoux - Abbe Pierre Foundation
    Martha Myers - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View

    End fossil fuel lock-ins: how to deliver a Just Energy Transition that leaves no one behind

    Fossil gas boilers are still prescribed to energy poor households as a shortsighted solution which harms people and planet. Activists and organisers share solutions and how to ensure an energy transition which prioritises those who have been least served by fossil fuels.

    Speakers:
    Tara Connolly - Global Witness
    Davide Sabbadin - European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
    Svetoslav Stoykov - Za Zemiata Friends of the Earth Bulgaria
    Petr Hlobil - Bankwatch
    Eilidh Robb - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Wed 26th
    Towards an energy system for people and planet

    Reimagining our energy system: solidarity responses to the gas crisis & Covid-19

    In response to the gas crisis & covid-19, it is clear we need to reassess what our energy system is for. For people and planet or for profit? Hear demands from grassroot activists on the frontlines. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Ruth London - Fuel Poverty Action UK
    Juan Carlos Sanchez - Fédération des Services Sociaux (FdSS)
    Lavinia Steinfort - Transnational Institute (TNI)
    Jordi Besora - Engineering Without Borders Catalonia (ESF)
    Mari Carmen Gómez - Alliance against Energy Poverty (APE)
    Nessim Achouche - Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
    View

    Power to the people: delivering energy justice through community energy

    Across Europe, citizens are working together to create an energy system that puts people and planet first. Not just as passive consumers, but as changemakers and active participants. Community energy initiatives can be an important step towards a just and inclusive energy transition. This session will showcase first-hand experiences of energy solidarity collectives tackling energy poverty across Europe.

    Speakers:
    Miriam Eisermann - Energy Cities
    Chris Vrettos - Electra Energy Cooperative
    Kevin Chaplais - Les Amis d'Enercoop, (CEES)
    Paula Damaška - Green Energy Cooperative, (CEES)
    Lucie Middlemiss - University of Leeds, WELLBASED
    Noemi Garcia Lepetit - Las Naves Valencia, WELLBASED and POWER UP
    Heleen Schockaert - REScoop.eu, European is the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives, (CEES)
    Dimitris Tsekeris - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Marilyn Smith - The ENERGY ACTION Project (En-Act), (CEES)
    View

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Thu 27th
    From words to action: Commitments across the EU

    Is Fit for 55 fit to tackle energy poverty? MEP panel discussion

    The aim is an EU Green Deal that 'leaves no one behind', but what real action has been put in place? Join Members of European Parliament to hear successes and failures of the current Fit for 55 package. Translation into French

    Speakers:
    Cornelia Ernst - The Left, Germany
    Mohammed Chahim - Socialists and Democrats, the Netherlands
    Kim Van Sparrentak - Greens, The Netherlands
    Radan Kanev - European People's Party, Bulgaria
    Clotilde Clark-Foulquier - FEANTSA
    View

    The EU Commission’s commitments: from words to action for Europe’s energy poor

    What steps have the European Commission taken to tackle energy poverty in practice? We are seeing one of the biggest legislative overhauls in EU history, join high level experts in the Commission to hear their plans to turn commitments into action.

    Speakers:
    Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights - European Commission
    Baiba Miltovica - President of the Section for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee)
    Jeppe Jensen - Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH)
    Serena Pontoglio - Team Leader of Renovation Wave implementation, DG ENER b3
    Nikolaos Kontinakis - Policy officer at DG ENER b2 Energy Efficiency
    Martha Myers - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Fri 28th
    The Next Steps for the Right to Energy movement

    Empowering narratives & energy poverty

    How we speak about energy poverty is hugely significant. Join this interactive session to explore how we move to stories of empowerment, community and action. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Aryanisha Lawes - Repowering London
    Daniel López - Alliance against Energy Poverty (APE)
    Marilyn Smith - The ENERGY ACTION Project (En-Act), (CEES)
    Maximiliano Braun - Photo journalist
    Yvonne Lemmen - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Myriam Douo - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View

    Next steps for a Right to Energy

    A space to reflect on the solutions from the grassroot to EU at the Forum. What are the next steps forward for the Right to Energy movement? Join this interactive session to share demands and ideas for the movement in the year ahead. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Felix Mailleux - European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
    Javier Tobias - ECODES
    Diane Diskid - Fuel Poverty Action
    Cristina Garcia - Alliance against Energy Poverty Catalonia
    View

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Time
    All times are in CET
    Mon 24th
    Energy poverty and climate justice
    14:00
    -
    15:30

    Clean, affordable energy is a human right: Briefing launch

    Co-founders of the Right to Energy coalition, EAPN, EPSU & Friends of the Earth Europe launch their new briefing sharing solutions to ensure a right to clean, affordable energy for all. Join them to showcase national groups tackling energy poverty across Europe. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Jagoda Munic - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Matthew Lay - UNISON
    Helder Ferreira - European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
    Sabrina Iannazzone - European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
    Jakob Embacher - European Public Service Unions (EPSU)
    Juan Carlos Benito Sanchez
    Tomislav Tkalec - FOCUS Friends of the Earth Slovenia
    Spyros Psychas - Greek Anti Poverty Network
    Dave Moxham - Scottish TUC
    Maria Jeliazkova - Bulgarian Anti-Poverty Network
    Cátia Santos - EAPN Portugal, the National Observatory Against Poverty
    View
    16:00
    -
    17:30

    Tackling energy poverty: a fight for social justice

    Energy poverty lies at the intersection of overlying structural inequalities. Join activists to explore how energy injustice impacts people of colour, working class communities, females and those with disabilities and discuss how to make the movement more accessible. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Myriam Douo - Equinox
    Camille Roux - COFACE- Families Europe
    Lidija Zivcic - EmpowerMed
    Bryce Goodall - Living Rent
    Kieran Pradeep - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View
    17:30
    -
    18:00

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Time
    All times are in CET
    Tue 25th
    Addressing the root causes of Energy poverty
    14:00
    -
    15:30

    End indecent housing: how to deliver renovations to energy poor households

    Inefficient housing is a scandal across Europe. Join social housing providers, activists and collectives who are leading the way towards decent, affordable housing for all.

    Speakers:
    Clotilde Clark-Foulquier - FEANTSA
    Julien Dijol - Housing Europe, Social housing sector
    Eva Suba - ENPOR, Energy poor households in the private rented sector
    Louise Sunderland - Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
    Mincho Benov - Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria
    Sarah Coupechoux - Abbe Pierre Foundation
    Martha Myers - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View
    16:00
    -
    17:30

    End fossil fuel lock-ins: how to deliver a Just Energy Transition that leaves no one behind

    Fossil gas boilers are still prescribed to energy poor households as a shortsighted solution which harms people and planet. Activists and organisers share solutions and how to ensure an energy transition which prioritises those who have been least served by fossil fuels.

    Speakers:
    Tara Connolly - Global Witness
    Davide Sabbadin - European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
    Svetoslav Stoykov - Za Zemiata Friends of the Earth Bulgaria
    Petr Hlobil - Bankwatch
    Eilidh Robb - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View
    17:30
    -
    18:00

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Time
    All times are in CET
    Wed 26th
    Towards an energy system for people and planet
    14:00
    -
    15:30

    Empowering narratives & energy poverty

    How we speak about energy poverty is hugely significant. Join this interactive session to explore how we move to stories of empowerment, community and action. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Aryanisha Lawes - Repowering London
    Daniel López - Alliance against Energy Poverty (APE)
    Marilyn Smith - The ENERGY ACTION Project (En-Act), (CEES)
    Maximiliano Braun - Photo journalist
    Yvonne Lemmen - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Myriam Douo - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View

    Is Fit for 55 fit to tackle energy poverty? MEP panel discussion

    The aim is an EU Green Deal that 'leaves no one behind', but what real action has been put in place? Join Members of European Parliament to hear successes and failures of the current Fit for 55 package. Translation into French

    Speakers:
    Cornelia Ernst - The Left, Germany
    Mohammed Chahim - Socialists and Democrats, the Netherlands
    Kim Van Sparrentak - Greens, The Netherlands
    Radan Kanev - European People's Party, Bulgaria
    Clotilde Clark-Foulquier - FEANTSA
    View

    Reimagining our energy system: solidarity responses to the gas crisis & Covid-19

    In response to the gas crisis & covid-19, it is clear we need to reassess what our energy system is for. For people and planet or for profit? Hear demands from grassroot activists on the frontlines. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Ruth London - Fuel Poverty Action UK
    Juan Carlos Sanchez - Fédération des Services Sociaux (FdSS)
    Lavinia Steinfort - Transnational Institute (TNI)
    Jordi Besora - Engineering Without Borders Catalonia (ESF)
    Mari Carmen Gómez - Alliance against Energy Poverty (APE)
    Nessim Achouche - Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
    View

    End indecent housing: how to deliver renovations to energy poor households

    Inefficient housing is a scandal across Europe. Join social housing providers, activists and collectives who are leading the way towards decent, affordable housing for all.

    Speakers:
    Clotilde Clark-Foulquier - FEANTSA
    Julien Dijol - Housing Europe, Social housing sector
    Eva Suba - ENPOR, Energy poor households in the private rented sector
    Louise Sunderland - Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
    Mincho Benov - Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria
    Sarah Coupechoux - Abbe Pierre Foundation
    Martha Myers - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View

    Clean, affordable energy is a human right: Briefing launch

    Co-founders of the Right to Energy coalition, EAPN, EPSU & Friends of the Earth Europe launch their new briefing sharing solutions to ensure a right to clean, affordable energy for all. Join them to showcase national groups tackling energy poverty across Europe. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Jagoda Munic - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Matthew Lay - UNISON
    Helder Ferreira - European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
    Sabrina Iannazzone - European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
    Jakob Embacher - European Public Service Unions (EPSU)
    Juan Carlos Benito Sanchez
    Tomislav Tkalec - FOCUS Friends of the Earth Slovenia
    Spyros Psychas - Greek Anti Poverty Network
    Dave Moxham - Scottish TUC
    Maria Jeliazkova - Bulgarian Anti-Poverty Network
    Cátia Santos - EAPN Portugal, the National Observatory Against Poverty
    View
    16:00
    -
    17:30

    Power to the people: delivering energy justice through community energy

    Across Europe, citizens are working together to create an energy system that puts people and planet first. Not just as passive consumers, but as changemakers and active participants. Community energy initiatives can be an important step towards a just and inclusive energy transition. This session will showcase first-hand experiences of energy solidarity collectives tackling energy poverty across Europe.

    Speakers:
    Miriam Eisermann - Energy Cities
    Chris Vrettos - Electra Energy Cooperative
    Kevin Chaplais - Les Amis d'Enercoop, (CEES)
    Paula Damaška - Green Energy Cooperative, (CEES)
    Lucie Middlemiss - University of Leeds, WELLBASED
    Noemi Garcia Lepetit - Las Naves Valencia, WELLBASED and POWER UP
    Heleen Schockaert - REScoop.eu, European is the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives, (CEES)
    Dimitris Tsekeris - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Marilyn Smith - The ENERGY ACTION Project (En-Act), (CEES)
    View
    17:30
    -
    18:00

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Time
    All times are in CET
    Thu 27th
    From words to action: Commitments across the EU
    14:00
    -
    15:30

    Is Fit for 55 fit to tackle energy poverty? MEP panel discussion

    The aim is an EU Green Deal that 'leaves no one behind', but what real action has been put in place? Join Members of European Parliament to hear successes and failures of the current Fit for 55 package. Translation into French

    Speakers:
    Cornelia Ernst - The Left, Germany
    Mohammed Chahim - Socialists and Democrats, the Netherlands
    Kim Van Sparrentak - Greens, The Netherlands
    Radan Kanev - European People's Party, Bulgaria
    Clotilde Clark-Foulquier - FEANTSA
    View
    16:00
    -
    17:30

    The EU Commission’s commitments: from words to action for Europe’s energy poor

    What steps have the European Commission taken to tackle energy poverty in practice? We are seeing one of the biggest legislative overhauls in EU history, join high level experts in the Commission to hear their plans to turn commitments into action.

    Speakers:
    Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights - European Commission
    Baiba Miltovica - President of the Section for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee)
    Jeppe Jensen - Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH)
    Serena Pontoglio - Team Leader of Renovation Wave implementation, DG ENER b3
    Nikolaos Kontinakis - Policy officer at DG ENER b2 Energy Efficiency
    Martha Myers - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View
    17:30
    -
    18:00

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
    Time
    All times are in CET
    Fri 28th
    The Next Steps for the Right to Energy movement
    14:00
    -
    15:30

    Empowering narratives & energy poverty

    How we speak about energy poverty is hugely significant. Join this interactive session to explore how we move to stories of empowerment, community and action. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Aryanisha Lawes - Repowering London
    Daniel López - Alliance against Energy Poverty (APE)
    Marilyn Smith - The ENERGY ACTION Project (En-Act), (CEES)
    Maximiliano Braun - Photo journalist
    Yvonne Lemmen - Friends of the Earth Europe
    Myriam Douo - Friends of the Earth Europe
    View
    16:00
    -
    17:30

    Next steps for a Right to Energy

    A space to reflect on the solutions from the grassroot to EU at the Forum. What are the next steps forward for the Right to Energy movement? Join this interactive session to share demands and ideas for the movement in the year ahead. Translation into Spanish

    Speakers:
    Felix Mailleux - European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
    Javier Tobias - ECODES
    Diane Diskid - Fuel Poverty Action
    Cristina Garcia - Alliance against Energy Poverty Catalonia
    View
    17:30
    -
    18:00

    Reflection space

    After the afternoons conversations, a space to reflect on zoom together.

    View
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