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EFL’s Autumn Conference

Published on 13-12-2023

On August 30, 2023, Tijn Croon participated in the European Federation for Living’s (EFL) Autumn Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a practitioner-focused event without the traditional paper submission process. In this context, Tijn presented a whitepaper titled “Addressing Energy Poverty in Social Housing Estates”, together with RE-DWELL co-supervisor Joris Hoekstra and Dr Ute Dubois from ISG Business School Paris. The whitepaper delves into various ways how social housing professionals can address energy poverty among their tenants, covering aspects from monitoring and short-term mitigation approaches to funding opportunities and long-term reform strategies. Subsequently, an academic publication on this topic was presented by the authors at the BEHAVE 2023 conference in Maastricht, on 28-29 November 2023. This paper, titled “Energy poverty alleviation by social housing providers: Investigating targeted approaches in France, England, and the Netherlands”, was also informed by the insights from the six focus groups involving professionals from Paris Habitat, Groupe Polylogis, Clarion Housing Group, Peabody, Havensteder, and Ymere.