The common challenge addressed by the project through cross-border cooperation is to improve the knowledge and awareness of decision-makers and to increase cooperation between decision-makers and end users in the field of prevention and elimination of household energy poverty.

Around 13% of households in the programme area face energy poverty, consequently linking energy poverty to the risk of social exclusion. The programme area has also recently experienced a rise in energy prices, which further contributes to the problem of citizen’s energy poverty. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a realistic baseline and solutions for energy poverty: to obtain data on the ground and identify the level of households already experiencing energy poverty and those who will soon experience it. Energy poverty is a multidimensional problem and important challenge, which needs to be addressed by the key actors and decision-makers who can take concrete action. On the other hand, it is necessary to provide them with a starting point for action and to indicate possible solutions.

The project will contribute to reducing energy poverty through activities aimed at improving energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in households.


  1. Local energy agency Pomurje (lead partner), Slovenia
  2. E-institute, Institute for Comprehensive Development Solutions, Slovenia
  3. IMRO-DDKK Nonprofit Kft., Hungary
  4. West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd, Hungary

The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Cooperation Programme Interreg VI-A Slovenia-Hungary.

Lead Partner: Local energy agency Pomurje

Project duration: 01.12.2023 – 01.12.2025 (24 months)

Total amount of project: 492 336 EUR

Total budget of Westpannon: 109 200 EUR