This initiative is a European-wide project and one of its main goals is to foster a greater knowledge on the impact of energy poverty.
The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) has started working on this project together with 10 organisations from Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. It will last three years and is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme.
Together4Energy is developed based on the need to further strengthen consumer rights, especially those of people living in a situation of energy poverty and vulnerability.
To improve the level of empowerment and commitment, and in light of the growing complexity of the energy market, the project aims at informing on how the problem is being dealt with and how to identify needs and best practices, as well as fostering a greater knowledge on energy poverty in Europe.
With the name VCEA, the intention is to also establish a European network that can provide advice to vulnerable consumers, with a support infrastructure for professional development. This network will promote the hiring of people who have direct experience in energy poverty and vulnerability.