The 2nd European Congress of Local Governments organised by the Institute for Eastern Studies will take place in Kraków (Poland) on 5-6 April 2016. The Congress is an important international event associating local leaders, regional elites, NGO's and representatives of business. The title of this year congress is: Local Government Today – People, Cooperation, Innovations. It will be a meeting platform and occasion to exchange views. The programme will consist of 5 thematic paths, with more than 50 events: thematic blocks, panel discussions, workshops, lectures, presentations and receptions. The Congress will be held as a follow-up to the Economic Forum in Krynica.
IBS is a co-organiser of the panel session titled:
„The Role of Local Governments in Reducing Energy Poverty”
According to recent research, 17% of Poles are not able to pay electricity or heating energy bills. From local governments' point of view this phenomenon could be partly responsible for increasing health care costs, increase the scale of the air pollution and could be the problem for energy sector. The representatives of local governments, NGO's and scientists will discuss about effective methods of reducing energy poverty.
We will announce the speakers soon.
More details about the Congress available on the website.