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05 Feb 2020

EPOV Training and Resources Call for Evidence - Round 3

EPOV Training and Resources Call for Evidence - Round 3

EU Energy Poverty Observatory Call for Evidence #3

The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is a unique resource that provides to a varied audience of policy makers, elected officials, frontline practitioners, academics and campaigners, contemporary up-to-date analysis on the problem of energy poverty across Europe and resources to help address it, raise awareness of the problem and enhance knowledge and understanding. 

The Observatory is working to identify and collate relevant and existing training and practical guidance materials that are available across EU member states.  After a period of analysis, selection and segmentation, relevant resources are made available via the portal. Two new resources were developed following the first and second calls for evidence and are now available – thank you to everyone that participated!

To ensure that this exercise can be as comprehensive and the outputs as practically useful as possible, the Observatory invites your participation in this third and final short survey (call for evidence).

Purpose of the survey

To collect information on current training, practical tools and resources which are available across members states to help users to understand the causes, consequences and solutions (practical and policy-based) to energy poverty and to improve domestic energy efficiency. It will also be used assess where current gaps in provision exist and to produce new practical resources in response to the identified gaps.

What training and resources are we interested in?

Resources this survey is concerned with may be available in multiple and multi-media formats, but should be very practical in nature focussing on the ‘how to’ of energy poverty rather than lengthy text-based reports.  Resources might include formal training materials and courses, including e-learning; guidance materials and toolkits; and advice literature for frontline advisors and professionals, elected officials and policy makers, energy industry professionals and households (consumers/members of the public). The materials are likely to cover issues such as the concept of energy poverty, its definition and measurement; manifestations of the issue and associated coping strategies (adopted by households affected); causes and consequences; practice and policy-based solutions; identifying at risk households; tools and programmes to reduce exposure or risk; and tips and advice on how to manage energy in the home and improve energy efficiency (fabric of dwellings and occupant behaviour). If you have any suitable resources that are not already available on the portal then please add them directly.

What resources are we not interested in for this survey?

The Observatory has collated an extensive database of existing academic and grey literature on the subject of energy poverty, its definition, prevalence and policy and practice-based interventions. It has also produced a repository of information about policies and measures that currently address energy poverty, these might be energy efficiency or other capital measures schemes or social welfare and income support based interventions, for example. While this survey is not concerned with these types of documents, they can be submitted directly on the portal.

What will happen next?

Responses to this call will be used to inform the development of the last of three new training/guidance materials intended to promote good practice and meet the identified gaps in provision. This will be made available on the portal.

Taking part in this Call for Evidence

The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes. To continue, please click the link below to access the online survey. If possible please try to complete all sections in one session as you will not be able to re-enter the survey after leaving. If you need to take a break we recommend you leave your browser window open to return to later.

Please submit your response before Friday 21st February 2020.  If you have any questions about the survey or encounter any technical problems please email: nearesearchteam@nea.org.uk

Click here to begin your responsehttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EPOV-3 

Thank you for your time