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DRAFT PROGRAMME

Moderator of the conference: Baiba Miltoviča, President of the TEN Section of the EESC

9.30 – 10.00 Opening remarks

  1. Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  2. Kadri Simson, Commissioner responsible for energy (video message)
  3. Laurent Michel, Director of Direction Générale de l’énergie et du climat (French Presidency representative) 
  4. Baiba Miltoviča, President of the TEN Section of the EESC

10.00 – 11.15 First panel: Protecting Vulnerable Citizens in The Storm of Energy Prices

Moderated by Aurel Laurențiu Plosceanu, President of the SOC Section of the EESC

  1. Miguel Morcillo, Covenant of Mayors
  2. Jeppe Mikél Jensen, Chair of the new Energy Poverty Advisory Hub
  3. Laura Rayner, Policy analyst, European Policy Centre
  4. Michel Derdevet, President, Maison de l'Europe and Confrontations Europe
  5. Clotilde Clark-Foulquier, Project manager, FEANTSA
  6. Pierre Jean Coulon, Member of the EESC, Rapporteur of the EESC opinions on A Renovation Wave for Europe and New European Bauhaus

11.15 – 11.45 Break

11.45 – 13.00 Second panel: Empowering Citizens, A Promising Solution to Alleviating Energy Poverty?

Moderated by Alain Coheur, President of the INT Section of the EESC

  1. Sébastien Jumel, Director, ENEDIS 
  2. Florian Guillotte, Head of the “Innovation and European projects” division, Les 7 Vents, REScoop.eu member 
  3. Marina Varvesi, President RETE ASSIST, the Italian Network follow-up of the ASSIST project
  4. Prof. Thierry Coosemans, RENAISSANCE -Horizon 2020 project
  5. Martha Myers, Energy poverty campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe and co-chair of the Right to Energy coalition
  6. Lutz Ribbe, Member of the EESC, Rapporteur of the EESC opinions on Energy prices and Review of the Renewable Energy Directive

13.00 - 14.30 Break

14.30 – 15.45 Third panel: How Can "Fit For 55" Be Fit For A Fair Energy Transition?

Moderated by Peter Schmidt, President of the NAT Section of the EESC

  1. Aleksandra Tomczak, Member of Cabinet of the Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans at the European Commission 
  2. Patrizia Heidegger, Director for Global Policies and Sustainability, European Environmental Bureau
  3. Adel El Gammal, Secretary General, European Energy Research Alliance
  4. Sorcha Edwards,  Secretary General, Housing Europe
  5. Claire Peage and Théo Giubilei, authors of the Report "16 concrete proposals to end energy poverty in the European Union”, which was drafted by ten students of the Master 2 Europe of Sciences Po Strasbourg
  6. Stefano Mallia, Member of the EESC, President of the EESC Employers' Group and rapporteur of the EESC opinion on the 'Fit for 55' package

15:45 – 16.00 Closing remarks

  1. Ioannis Vardakastanis, Member of the EESC, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion on Tackling energy poverty and the EU's resilience
  2. Baiba Miltoviča, President of the TEN Section of the EESC