Reminder: Paper abstract submissions are still open for the International Conference “Energy poverty, clean energy, and the European energy divide” to be held in Bucharest from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2019. The extended deadline is the 25th of September.

Bucharest city centre. Photo by eugeniu via Pixabay.

The conference is organized by the Babes-Bolyai University, through the Centre for the Study of Democracy, within the framework of European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation (Cost Action CA 16232) at the beginning of the Romanian presidency of the EU council, in partnership with the European Commission Representation in Romania and with the support of Enel.

This policy-oriented conference aims to address the need to deepen the understanding of energy poverty across diverse spatial sites. We seek to provide up-to-date scientific inputs and to ensure a transfer of knowledge and good practices with a general purpose to improving the quality of national and EU public policies. Also, the conference aims to foster dialogue between young and experienced scholars and relevant stakeholders, such as representatives of public institutions, the civil society, or private sector, in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and reciprocity with the market. The schedule combines the academic component with an event hosted by the Romanian Parliament and with field trips aimed at exposing the participants to visible dimensions of energy poverty in Bucharest.

The content of the conference is guided by (but not limited to) the following topics and keywords: energy divide, energy markets, energy infrastructure, consumption models & regulation, health outcomes & associated costs, social exclusion/integration, Gender, Justice, empowerment and disempowerment, financial/non-financial protection, off-grid communities, energy efficiency, public/private financing, indicators and measurements, innovative approaches, Post-communist societies and economies, public institutions, charities, CSR, energy clusters, trust.

All aspiring ECR participants should submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to the following email address:, no later than the 25th of September 2018. Travel and accommodation costs for the participants are covered by the organisers, in agreement with COST regulations. Lunches are also provided by the organisers.

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