Co-funded by the Intelligent Energy
Europe Programme of the European


Energy poverty doesn’t need to be a problem, we just need to REACH out!

The aim of REACH was to contribute to energy poverty abatement at practical and structural level.
With this project we wanted to empower energy poor households to take actions to save energy and change their habits, and to establish energy poverty as an issue that demands structural solutions at local, national and EU level.


We wanted to establish energy poverty as an issue that demands tailor-made policies and measures at local, national, and EU level.


The end of project REACH

Project REACH has come to an end on February 28, 2017. All of the project partners met at one final meeting on February 24 in Zadar, Croatia during which we discussed what we have achieved in the three years that the project lasted. We have also made all of our publications in all languages available […]

February 28, 2017

Event on energy poverty in coastal areas held in Zadar

On 23 February we organized an all-day event dedicated to energy poverty in coastal areas. The event was held at the City library in Zadar, Croatia. Since all of our research, pilot-projects and recommendations so far have dealt with energy poverty in continental areas, the goal of this event was to inform on the specifics […]

February 24, 2017

Training volunteers for visits to energy poor households in Zagreb

On February 15th, DOOR employees trained their new volunteers for visits to energy poor households. After a short introduction concerning the project REACH itself and the issue of energy poverty, volunteers were given a presentation on statistics about energy poverty in Croatia and SEE and they could hear more about the results of previous visits to […]

February 17, 2017

Project REACH’s policy recommendations for fighting energy poverty in SEE

After discussions with decision-makers and other interested stakeholders, project REACH partners have launched their policy recommendations for tackling the problem of energy poverty in South-East Europe. The recommendations first focus on the importance of defining energy poverty as a challenge which needs to be addressed. Next, the document presents the specifics of energy poverty in […]

February 16, 2017




Our target groups were energy poor households, local actors that were able to help address energy poverty and local, national and EU level decision makers in the following four countries:

REACHing out means transforming knowledge and skills from experienced partners to teachers, volunteers and energy advisors, who performed energy advising in energy poor households.

Partners and Contacts

Focus  – Association for Sustainable Development, Slovenia
Society for Sustainable Development Design, Croatia
Energy agency of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Macedonian Centre for Energy Efficiency, Macedonia

Co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union

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