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After 3 months of searching and selecting projects, people and organisation who tackle the issues of energy poverty, we can proudly announce who are the finalists for this year's edition of Social Innovation to Tackle Energy Poverty Solutions Accelerator, co-created by Ashoka and the 


Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries show ‘High’ to ‘Extreme’ levels of energy poverty, according to a new report released by the Right to Energy (R2E) Coalition on 20 February 2019. Collectively, these countries account for a large share of the estimated >50 million EU citizens who cannot afford enough energy to support their health and well-being.


Beside being one of the most polluted cities in Europe, Katowice was the host for COP24, where leaders and policy makers around the world gathered to talk about the future of our planet and take actions regarding climate change. This was the perfect stage to talk more pragmatically about issues regarding energy poverty in Europe and more specific, in Central and Eastern Europe.