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ASSIST - Support Network for Household Energy Saving

Objective

ASSIST is a 38 month European ‘market activation - policy orientation’ project to tackle fuel poverty and support vulnerable consumers. It answers the call requirements to actively engage consumers in the energy market and positively change behaviour in relation to energy consumption and to influence design of policy at all levels to tackle fuel poverty issues.
Based on the conclusion of the “Energy Citizens’ Forum”, it combines activities that address both energy and social issues as fuel poverty is not only an energy issue nor can it be tackled in isolation of the bigger issue of poverty, it will:
Broaden understanding on European fuel poverty incidence and how energy support services are effectively tackling the issue, identify best practice and needs but also provide a baseline against which the activity can be compared to demonstrate its effectiveness and to inform work towards policy orientation.
Create an European network and build this by ensuring quality knowledge and skills of the Vulnerable Consumer Energy Advisors (VCEA) with a supportive infrastructure for professional development and experiencing sharing. The VCEA will be in positions of direct contact with the target group in order to help mainstream energy services and, increase access and uptake for the fuel poor.
The creation of the VCEA network will also encompass the recruitment of persons with direct experience of vulnerability/fuel poverty, training them to increase their employability skills but, moreover, to maximise on the peer to peer benefits that they can offer in provision of advice .
With specialist VCEA and advisory strategic steering committees each nation will undertake target actions to address the specific issue. In this way the action utilises the powerful effect of target group ownership of action + bespoke solutions designed in collaboration with the target groups/end users to deliver important lessons learned for dissemination and policy influence.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AISFOR SRL
Address
Via Di Villa Severini 54
00191 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 207 875

Participants (11)

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 500
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACQUIRENTE UNICO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 687,50
Address
Via Guidubaldo Del Monte 45
00197 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION ECOSERVEIS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 750
Address
Calle Camprodon 3
08012 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
ALGINET DISTRIBUCION ENERGIA ELECTRICA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 125
Address
Poeta Juan Alegre 7
46230 Alginet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEVERN WYE ENERGY AGENCY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 577,50
Address
Highnam Business Centre Unit 15
GL2 8DN Highnam Gloucester
Activity type
Other
FEDERACJA KONSUMENTOW STOWARZYSZENIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 99 875
Address
Ulica Ordynacka 11 Lok 1
00 364 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
KRAJOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 82 025
Address
Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79
00 697 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 170 981,25
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
FLUVIUS SYSTEM OPERATOR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 209 312,50
Address
Brusselsesteenweg 199
9090 Melle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VAASAETT LTD AB OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 194 592,50
Address
Kalasataman Kummeli Sornaisten Rantatie 29
00500 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESEAU EUROPEEN DES ASSOCIATIONS DE LUTTE CONTRE LA PAUVRETE ET L'EXCLUSION SOCIALE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 104 068,75
Address
Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other