Energy Poverty Days

@Brussels, 20, 21 November

After months of effort to select, support, mentor and accelerate promising projects, the Social Innovation to Tackle Energy Poverty Solutions Accelerator will soon reach the final milestone of 2019!  

On 20-21 November, Ashoka and the Schneider Electric Foundation will bring 15 finalists – from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania – to Brussels for wrap-up events.  

We warmly invite diverse stakeholders to attend the two main events that aim to increase their awareness of how social entrepreneurs are already contributing to tackling the pressing issue of energy poverty in Europe. 

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 to Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Tackling Energy Poverty in Europe - Cross-Sectoral Perspectives on what works

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
14:00-19:00 (Registration starting 13:30)

This interactive session will feature examples of social innovation with the aim of establishing synergies and strengthening networks among policymakers, researchers and social entrepreneurs. Speakers have been carefully selected to inform, inspire and empower this year’s Tackle Energy Poverty Finalists.

Impact House, Rue Joseph II 20
1000 Brussels

Pitching day and Announcement of 2019 Winners

Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:05-15:30 (Registration starting at 8:30)

Join in as the 15 Finalists showcase their solutions in front of an international jury that will select one winner from each country. Every winner will receive a grant and further support from the Schneider Electric Foundation and Ashoka to further scale-up their solution.


Muntpunt, Place de la Monnaie
1000 Brussels