When in Rome... Outcomes of the Sun4All Rome Pilot Study and Stakeholder visit

21 March 2024

When in Rome... Outcomes of the Sun4All Rome Pilot Study and Stakeholder visit


The pilot of Sun4All in Rome held in January a Study and Stakeholder visit, as part of the Community of Practice Observers’ Group support and sharing actions. Hosted by Roma Capitale Dipartimento Politiche Sociali e Salute (DPSS), in collaboration with the centro di ricerca interdipartimentale CITERA Sapienza Università di Roma and Ecoserveis, it brought together 5 members of Sun4All Community of Practice, along with external actors. The aim was to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge on tackling energy poverty. Experts from various sectors across Italy convened to discuss Rome pilot activities, experiences of other Sun4All pilots and CoP, and strategies for replication and policy advocacy.

During the session, the Community of Practice members shared insights into their current contexts and outlined projects aimed at adapting the Sun4All scheme to combat energy poverty. Challenges faced, both present and anticipated, were discussed, alongside strategies for future implementation. Additionally, the visit provided an opportunity for other relevant stakeholders in the energy sector to engage in fruitful discussions on tackling energy poverty.

The Study and Stakeholders visit showcased ongoing activities within Rome's IX municipality, particularly focusing on initiatives like the solidarity Renewable Energy Community (REC) established in the Casal Brunori urban garden. The Rome Pilot Visit provided a firsthand look at the initiatives underway, including visits to the Casal Brunori urban garden and the Corviale community. Stakeholders and participants were able to witness the transformative impact of community-led renewable energy projects, fostering both social cohesion and environmental sustainability.

In conclusion, this visit has not only provided valuable insights but also underscored the importance of collaborative action in addressing energy poverty. Interested in sharing knowledge, resources, and experiences with Sun4All? Check out our upcoming capacity-building activities!

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101032239.