Attend the Right to Energy Forum from 21-23 February 2023 to help ramping up action on energy poverty and create energy solutions in line with social and climate justice. Join other cicvil society groups, activists, and experts to drive meaningful change & ensure people across Europe have access to clean, safe, and affordable energy.
The forum will take place in-person on 21 and 22 Feb at L42 and online on Thursday 23 Feb. You can register for each individual session on the Right to Energy website. There are only 50 tickets available for each in-person session so make sure to register as soon as possible. Tickets will be checked upon arrival. There is an unlimited number of tickets available for the online sessions but you’ll still need to register in order to receive the Zoom link.
What you’ll need
You only need your ticket for the in-person sessions on 21 and 21 February. There will be Spanish interpretation on Tuesday 21 February and headsets will be made available to all attendees. For the online session you’ll need nothing other than a laptop or computer, internet connection and ideally a headset with microphone. Get in touch with the organisers of the Forum in case you require assistance in accessing the in-person or online event.
Who can join
This year’s programme offers 3 days of discussions and interactive sessions with representatives of communities struggling against rising bills and disconnections, policy experts, organisers, activists, trade unionists, and government officials from all across Europe to discuss energy poverty and its place in the social justice and climate movement, as well as discussing the necessary measures to eradicate it.
Why you should attend the Right to Energy Forum
Last year, The Right to Energy movement gathered to set the agenda in shaping vital EU legislation across the Fit for 55 Package – from the Buildings Directive, to the Social Climate Fund. This year, the Forum will be bringing people together to ensure real, tangible solutions for those who need them most.
This has to be a watershed moment for Europe to finally tackle the root causes of energy poverty, as well as implementing long-term solutions to shield the most vulnerable and prevent future energy crises.
What to expect at the Right to Energy Forum
The agenda for the event is still being finalised. However, some key speakers and talks have been confirmed already. Topics are divided thematically and will take you on a journey from unpacking the energy crisis we’re currently in, to exiting it. A few highlights are:
- A panel discussion in which policymakers reflect on the EU’s response to the energy crisis (in-person)
- A workshop for and by civil society organisations to explore what a European ban on disconnections could look like (in-person)
- A panel discussion on delivering a bold EPBD, Europe’s promising piece of legislation, aimed at tackling the buildings crisis, energy poverty and the climate emergency (in-person)
- A fishbowl session diving into the current opportunities and barriers for tackling energy poverty through energy democracy (in-person)
- A conversation on avoiding false and unjust solutions, examining the political risks of governments getting the response to the energy crisis wrong (online)
- A session dedicated to sharing international lessons from the global struggle for a right to energy (online)
This year we’re working together with the organisers of the International Energy Poverty Action week to strengthen the call for eradicating energy poverty globally. Whereas the Right to Energy Forum’s agenda will focus on Europe, the programme of the International Poverty Action Week will look at the global impacts of energy poverty on health and well-being, economic challenges & opportunities, policy responses and the implications for future generations.