20190603 145222 modificada 2From the 3rd to the 7th of June, at the ICTA (Institut Ciència i Tecnologia Ambiental) of the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), the first Engager Training School was held under the title "Mobilizing data for research and action on energy poverty"

From the 3rd to the 7th of June, at the ICTA (Institut Ciència i Tecnologia Ambiental) of the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), the first Engager Training School was held under the title "Mobilizing data for research and action on energy poverty".

The Chair of Energy and Poverty participated in Engager's first training school, a European research network that aims at developing and strengthening an international community of researchers and practitioners focused on combating energy poverty. The Chair’s researchers shared their experience in the collaboration between different entities to achieve a comprehensive fight against energy poverty. The testimony of Brenda Boardman, a pioneer of energy poverty research, kicked off the event, emphasizing the difficulties and solutions that can be found along the way to affordable energy for all. After three days of conferences and debates on how to use data to focus research and policy against energy poverty, on June 6th participants met with volunteers and vulnerable families of the Fundació Ateneu San Roc de Badalona. The families of San Roc told us about the difficulties they face every day due to the precariousness of their homes. Leticia, a young mother from San Roc, told us about the fire that destroyed the building where they lived and where 3 people died. The ignition was caused by a short circuit due to the overload that was created when the electric radiators were at maximum power to palliate the cold that they were feeling in the house. Emilio, chief of the firemen of Badalona, told us that these types of fires related to energy poverty are very frequent in the district of San Roc. On the last day, school attendees presented the teamwork they developed during the week, covering three main themes:

1. Tools and techniques to measure and monitor energy poverty data at multiple scales;

2. Scope for adjusting and refining existing datasets to be more energy poverty relevant;

3. Data-driven approaches for visualising energy poverty to inform and impact policies

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Conference "Citizen Science and Participatory Research"

 

 

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Meeting with volunteers and vulnerable families of the Fundació Ateneu San Roc de Badalona