Technical Assistance to Ampelokipi-Menemeni Municipality

for Energy Poverty Mitigation

The municipality of Ampelokipi-Menemeni in Thessaloniki, Greece, has been awarded by the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) and will receive technical assistance to tackle energy poverty, after the successful application to the respective public call.

The Technical Assistance is provided by INZEB and during a 9-month period (Sep. 2022 – May 2023), INZEB in collaboration with the technical and social services of the municipality and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will set up the framework for energy poverty diagnosis in the municipality. The results of the diagnosis will result in the development of specific recommendations and actions to mitigate the phenomenon at the municipal level. In addition, proposals will be provided with the potential to be included in the Ampelokipi-Menemeni SECAP. To increase the awareness of citizens in relation to the phenomenon, information sessions will organised aiming to share ideas and proposals for energy poverty mitigation.


About EPAH

This opportunity was launched by EPAH, the leading EU initiative run by the European Commission at the request of the European Parliament. EPAH is a collaborative network of stakeholders aiming to eradicate energy poverty and accelerate the just energy transition of European local governments. The objective of the call for technical assistance is to provide high-quality tailored support to local governments in their development against energy poverty. As a result of the first call, 35 municipalities from across Europe, including Ampelokipi-Menemeni, are selected to receive tailored support. Find here the EPAH announcement for the municipality of Ampelokipi-Menemeni.

The role of INZEB

INZEB is the leading expert organisation and will provide technical assistance to the municipality. The technical assistance includes a set of activities, namely the development and delivery of a training programme aiming to enhance the knowledge capacity of the municipality’s social and technical staff as well as the knowledge capacity of the students of the AUTh, will develop a diagnosis questionnaire based on well-selected indicators from EPAH’s repository that fit the local context, and will monitor and guide the diagnosis process. The diagnosis results will be analysed and visualised while recommendations will be provided with the potential to be included in the local action plan. Awareness events will be organised to present the results to the public increasing this way the knowledge of the citizens regarding the pressing problem of energy poverty.

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