To bring more affordable, renewable energy to people outside major urban centres, the Citizens' Initiative Group/FINE Power Engineering – Civic ENERGY is creating a framework for small-scale social energy cooperatives.

In rural Poland, the risk of energy poverty is much higher than in urban areas. In 2013, 17% to 32% of residents in villages of less than 20 000 were found to be facing energy poverty compared with just 3% to 7% in cities of more than 500 000.


Having developed a new type of insulation that is fire-resistant, affordable, and environmentally friendly that rivals or improves on the performance of traditional insulation, W-Heat wants to end energy poverty and improve energy efficiency in buildings across Hungary and beyond.


Apro’Tech aims to help communities most vulnerable to energy poverty through efficient heaters that match their way of life.  


By sharing the knowledge about ‘who’ faces energy poverty and ‘where’ they live, the Center for the Study of Democracy aims to engage government, NGOs, energy agencies and even the public in efforts to reduce both energy poverty and CO2 emissions.


By retrofitting and repairing homes of the most vulnerable families, World Vision Romania will help lift 90 households with at-risk children out of energy poverty.