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Defining energy poverty in Europe: the problem and possible solution


Roundtable debate


Target groups

University students, researchers, postgraduate students, public administrators, professional groups, civil society representatives, general public



1st year - 2nd semester



A round-table will be organized at the University of Florence with experts in the field and policymakers. The relationship between energy consumption behaviour and targeted policies will be discussed. The efficacy of policies adopted by member states and the general approach of the European Union will be investigated.


This event is scheduled in the first year of the project to discuss the state of the play of energy consumption in Europe and the emergence of poor consumers. Definition, indicators and national policies adopted across EU should be investigated to lay down the foundation of the research project. Energy poverty is a topic crossing different disciplines so that a close interaction and coordination of different actors from social, energy and economic policy as well as from social organizations is required.


The proponent and teaching staff will invite selected experts in the field to join the debate. Speakers will be chosen in several disciplines to explore the topic from different perspectives.


last update: 19-Nov-2019
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