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 is to contribute to energy poverty abatement at practical and structural level.
With this project we want to empower fuel 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 want to establish energy poverty as an issue that demands tailor-made policies and measures at local, national, and EU level.


An article about REACH published on European Commission website

An article about REACH project was published today on the European Commission / EASME web pages, titled “Energy-inefficient homes hit household budgets: why tackling energy poverty is important.” The article gives an overview of the project, explains how it has helped to tackle energy poverty in the pilot areas and stresses out some of the […]

September 30, 2016

A research article on REACH published in journal Sociology and Anthropology

The article titled Energy Poverty: Practical and Structural Solutions for South-East Europe and written by Lidija Živčič, Tomislav Tkalec and Slavica Robić was published in an international peer-reviewed journal Sociology and Anthropology. All three authors are part of the REACH project team. Focus of this article is put on the issue of energy poverty in South-East […]

September 6, 2016

Energy Poverty in South East Europe conference in EU Parliament held

The conference “Energy Poverty in South East Europe” was held today at the European Parliament in Bruxelles. Sixty participants from institutions and organizations dealing with energy and social issues (members of the EU Parliament, scientists, energy poverty experts and representatives of civil society) gathered together for the conference. It is estimated that in Southeast European […]

June 1, 2016

Croatian volunteers: Impressions from the field!

“My first time visiting energy impoverished homes in Sisak-Moslavina county was in the Roma settlement Capraška poljana where we met a population which has a very specific culture. Apart from energy poverty, we encountered a plethora of other problems which aroused my interest as a sociologist. At the end of the energy visits and during […]

April 7, 2016




Our target groups are energy poor households, local actors that can 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 will perform 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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