The euPOLIS project will be presented for the second year in a row at the distinguished The Nature of Cities festival, on March 29th by the ICL team, and on March 30th by Gladsaxe and Piraeus Municipalities representatives.

This year, WELLBASED is an official host of the Nature of Cities Festival in cooperation with URBANOME. This exciting session explores what we can do better to tackle energy poverty and health questions in our cities.

The 29th of March’s program is dedicated to UrbanByNature South-Eastern Europe Hub: Pre-Launch.
Professor Čedo Maksimović with the ICL will present the so far euPOLIS development, and its goals.
The idea is to make an initial acquaintance of partners with current Horizon 2020 projects dealing with the topic of nature-inspired solutions and others interested in this topic, to briefly present experiences, and discuss the potential of the hub that will start in mid-May.

What are the challenges and successful approaches to designing programs that improve health, well-being, and equality for people affected by energy poverty? Learn how to develop new innovative health-focused approaches to alleviate energy poverty amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, while promoting energy-efficient behaviors and reducing energy demand in those households. Based on the experiences of cities and their academic and non-profit partners, we will also hear various ideas for a massive, EU-wide deployment of solutions by policymakers and city practitioners.

11-11:05  Welcome and intro

11:05-11:25  How unhealthy is energy poverty?

We will discuss what types of health issues are prevalent in our cities and also which ones are caused by energy poverty. We will share concrete examples from cities and affected people.

11:25-11:55 Data mining for energy poverty: how to get health data without ‘exploiting’ vulnerable people?

The work on health and energy poverty remains a real gap. This is also due to the difficulty in getting data. In this part, speakers and participants will share experiences with study interventions in vulnerable households, but also elaborate on how big data will be leveraged to evaluate health factors impacting urban wellbeing.

11:55-12:25 What solutions to alleviating health injustices in our cities?

Let’s put the spotlight on individual, community and macro-political support to provide good health and wellbeing in cities, especially to the weakest members of the population.

Q&A with audience

12:25-12:30 Wrap-up

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  • Joao Pedro Gouveia – CENSE, NOVA University of Lisbon; EPAH Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (and WELLBASED Advisory Board Expert)
  • William Baker– Catapult Energy Systems
  • Merel Stevens– Erasmus Medical School
  • Melda Karademir – Edirne City Council (WELLBASED project) 
  • Anna Jensen – Aarhus University
  • Fien Vandebeke– City of Eeklo/Belgium (POWERUp project)
  • Alix Aliaga – Gladsaxe Kommune/ Denmark (EUPolis Project)
  • Prof Richard Laing– Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Our Moderators

  • Miriam Eisermann– Energy Cities
  • Vassilis Voulgarakis– Vilabs
  • Jaideep Visave– Institute of Advanced Studies, Pavia

The Nature of Cities festival is an online event that will take place from 29 to 31 March 2022 across different regional time zones and in different languages. Through transdisciplinary dialogues, workshops and arts, the festival wants to discuss possible solutions to imagine and create cities that are better for people and nature alike.