Horizon 2020

Funding Scheme

CSA – Coordination and support Action

Project Number


Starting Date

1 September 2021


36 Months



Raising summer energy poverty awareness to reduce cooling needs

Project Description

Energy poverty has traditionally been defined by wintertime heating, but it is just as important during the summer months. Up to 19 % of households in the EU reported being too hot during the summer. This is an important issue considering the recurring heatwaves across Europe. In this context, the EU-funded COOLTORISE project will establish a framework on summer energy poverty to define common solutions. It will pilot measures to reduce the impact of heatwaves in low efficient households and deliver tools and information both to households and stakeholders to ensure families can afford to keep their homes adequately cool during heatwaves.

ViLabs Contribution

We are the coordinator of the evaluation activities of the project, being responsible for the overall impact assessment. In addition, we will facilitate the household engagement pilots in Greece. The company has vast experience in implementing behavioural change methodologies; in the creation, management, and involvement of online and offline communities in all stages of a research project, especially in developing the appropriate motivational and behavioural change approaches.

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