Partner Profile: Oikoplus GmbH

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In 2018, we founded Oikoplus in Vienna. At that time, we had gained experience in scientific project work, in journalism and in classic advertising agencies. In doing so, we had the feeling that an interface was missing that specifically connected the communication needs of researchers with the skills of communication solution providers. This interface is…

Country Update: Poland

Energy poverty is a significant problem in Poland. Before the pandemic, it affected 12% of Poland’s inhabitants. In 2020, the number increased to 21.4%. According to analysts, it was aggravated by job losses and falling wages, especially among people with the lowest and middle income.

Country Update: Ireland

Ireland’s Energy Poverty Strategy estimates that the rate of households experiencing energy poverty in the country falls between 8.8 – 28%, depending on whether this is based on self-reported inability to heat or derived from modelled expenditure and building energy rating data (DCENR, 2016).

Country Update: Belgium

In Belgium, more than one household in five is affected by energy poverty (20.7% of Belgian households in 2019). This value has not varied significantly since 2009. However, there are strong differences between the regions.

EnergyMeasures in Eindhoven 

One of the EnergyMeasures partners is the Het PON & Telos Foundation from Tilburg in the Netherlands. The foundation works with a team of around 30 multidisciplinary researchers on social issues for local and regional governments in the Netherlands.