Conference on Energy poverty at the crossroads of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Green Deal

PROGRAMME

10.00-10.30    Opening remarks - Energy poverty as a concrete reality for many European citizens 

  • Christa SCHWENG, President, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Screening of the film: COVID-19 pandemic risks undermining progress on energy poverty, Euronews (2021)
  • Sarah COUPECHOUX, Responsible for Europe, Fondation Abbé Pierre in France
  • Jeppe Mikél JENSEN, Chair, European Energy Poverty Observatory (Energy Poverty Advisory Hub)

10.30-11.40    First panel - Tackling energy poverty to contribute to the climate objectives

Moderator: Baiba MILTOVIČA, President, TEN Section, European Economic and Social Committee

  • Thomas PELLERIN-CARLIN, Director, Jacques Delors Energy Centre, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Adela TESAROVA, Head of Unit for Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition, DG ENER 
  • Pierre Jean COULON, Member, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Jagoda MUNIĆ, Director, Friends of the Earth Europe (partner of the Right to Energy Coalition)
  • Monique GOYENS, Director General, BEUC (partner of STEP project)

11.40-11.50    Break

11.50-13.00    Second panel - Tackling energy poverty to reduce inequalities

Moderator: Aurel Laurențiu PLOSCEANU, President, SOC Section, European Economic and Social Committee

  • Helder FERREIRA, Director, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
  • Freek SPINNEWIJN, Director  of the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
  • Barbara KAUFFMAN, Director for Employment and Social Governance, DG EMPL
  • Lutz RIBBE, Member, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Jean-Luc ALLUARD, Director for CSR and Sustainable Development, Regional Direction of Pays de la Loire, ENEDIS-EDF

13.00-14.30    Lunch Break

14.30-15.45    Third panel - Energy poverty at the crossroads of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Green Deal

Moderator: Peter SCHMIDT, President, NAT Section, European Economic and Social Committee

  • Kadri SIMSON, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Emmanuelle WARGON, French Minister Delegate for Housing, attached to the Minister for Ecological Transition
  • Blaž KOŠOROK, Slovenian State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure 
  • Ville NIINISTÖ, Member of European Parliament
  • Moritz SCHLEICHER, Board Member, JEF Europe and Generation Climate Europe

15.45-16.00   Closing remarks

  • Cillian LOHAN, Vice-President in charge of Communication, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Stefano MALLIA, President of Employers' Group (Group I), European Economic and Social Committee
  • Oliver RÖPKE, President, Workers' Group (Group II), European Economic and Social Committee
  • Séamus BOLAND, President of Diversity Europe Group (Group III), European Economic and Social Committee

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