Four students from Karlstad University were carefully selected to take part of Project GETA (Gaming for Energy Transition of Rural Areas). They have now worked with the project’s Energy Poverty Tool and completed over 100 interviews asking citizens in Karlstad about their “energy situation”.
The task is a part of Project GETA, asking 100 citizens of Karlstad about their “energy situation” – when it comes to the cost of energy, their capability of paying electricity bills to how energy efficient they consider their house to be. The students even completed more than 100 successful interviews!
In August the students took part in a week long International Training Course for Energy Advisors in Ancona, Italy. They were there together with 16 other students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy.
About the International Training Course in Ancona, Italy
The GETA Erasmus+ project is focused on analyzing energy poverty in Western Balkans. As a project partner, UNIVPM, held a course on energy poverty in August where all the main information were discussed and properly addressed by experts in the field, starting from the energy situation in Europe and then moving into the Balkans’ context. During that week, the four Swedish students together with 16 other students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy, gained knowledge about current energy situation in Europe and Western Balkans countries, energy roadmaps, applications of renewable technologies (photovoltaics, solar thermal, biomass etc.) and how they can evaluate energy poverty in rural areas through the developed tool.
The scope of the training was to equip youth workers with practical experience on estimating the energy poverty in rural areas through the developed tool. The young energy advisors that participated in the Training Course in Ancona, Italy will become the coaches who will lead the local activities in their countries.
Project GETA is supported by the EU Erasmus+ Programme (ERASMUS) and implemented by the Consortium of the organisations:
- Stiftelsen LIFE International Foundation for Ecology (LF), Sweden
- University Polytechnic of Marche (UNIVPM), Italy
- Environmental and Territorial Manag.Institute (ETMI), Albania
- Regional ED. and IN. Centre for Sustainable Development IN SEE (REIC), Bosnia
- Municipality of Kavaje, Albania (MOK), Albania