The aim of the project is to increase the residents’ influence on local policies and to revive and strengthen the idea of civic energy in small and medium-sized towns. The project responds to the challenges of the economic crisis and the increasing scale of energy poverty. These problems particularly affect residents of small and medium-sized towns.
We act in 6 towns where we are implementing an information campaign and conduct a series of educational meetings to give people the necessary knowledge and tools to create local policies. We carry out a diagnosis of local climate policies in the participating towns. We engage residents to create local grassroots energy communities. In this project a cascade model is used where trained activists representing the grassroots energy communities and local NGOs will transfer the knowledge and skills further to the residents of their towns. In this way, we will spread the idea of civic energy as a method of energy transition and as a way to prevent energy poverty in smaller towns.