Empowering women to take action against energy poverty in the Mediterranean (EmpowerMED)

Project Details


The EU’s Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Directive of 2009 seeks to raise the share of RES in final energy consumption to 20 % by 2020. Heating and cooling, responsible for nearly half of Europe's energy demand, is challenging in buildings of Mediterranean coastal areas, and particularly severe in single-parent households led by women. Taking into account the dynamic role women play in an economy, the EmpowerMed programme will connect them with health practitioners in a series of awareness pilot programmes to reduce energy poverty, assess its impact on health, and share knowledge for policy building at local- and EU-wide level.
Effective start/end date1/09/1931/08/22

Collaborative partners

  • Focus druatvo za sonaraven razvoj (Coordinator) (lead)
  • Drustvo Za Oblikovanje Odrzivog Razvoja (DOOR) (Project partner)
  • Sogesca S.R.L. (Project partner)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (Project partner)
  • Fundació Institut de Recerca de l'Energia de Catalunya (IREC) (Project partner)
  • Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (Project partner)
  • Enginyeria sense fronteres (Project partner)
  • Women Engage For a Common Future (Project partner)
  • Milieukontakt Albania (Project partner)


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