DescriptionI am a Policy Research Officer on a project funded by the EU through the NPAA nameky HANDIHEAT. Our partners within the project are based in FInland, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. Partners have specific work packages within the project. My area of interest and responsibility is looking at the various policies within the regions and determining what is currently happening with regard to the issue of energy/fuel poverty. I want to identify opportunities for shared learning, including identifying best practice across the EU so that practical solutions to these issues can be brought forward for implementation. As the organisation that I work with has a particular interest in addressing social need and deprivation, I have an added interest in the linkages between fuel poverty and improving health outcomes.