GreenAbility “Green Abilities to tackle social issue"
Progetto finanziato nell’ambito del Programma Europeo ERASMUS+ - "Strategic Partnerships for adult education" (2019-2022)
Energy poverty is an increasing socio-economic problem affecting over 50 million households in the European Union and 1 out of 10 Eu citizens. Defined by EU as a set of conditions where ‘individuals or households are not able to adequately heat or provide other required energy services in their homes at affordable cost’, energy poverty is a key societal challenge to be addressed urgently. Energy poverty has severe health and environmental implications which have an impact on both low-income households and on Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) providing social services for children, youths, the elderly, families, the disabled and the disadvantaged people, both at their home and inside dedicated structures like care homes. To address the issue, four EU organizations joined in the proposal ‘GreenAbility’ which has recently been funded by the EU program Erasmus+. The project consists of an education program, based on collaboration and exchange among partners which are expert in providing social services, starting from an environmental approach, and in facing these issues both in their relation to low-income families and inside communities hosting vulnerable people in specific care homes.