EUKI Shorts: Supporting consumers in the energy price crisis

Published: 09 November 2022

About these EUKI Shorts

Higher energy costs have a strong social justice aspect, particularly in countries and regions with low household income and greater reliance on fossil fuels. European countries have recently implemented various policy measures to alleviate the burden on households resulting from the energy crisis – and while these policy packages have mostly been focused on immediate short-term relief, it also again sparked debates on sustainable long-term relief measures in the framework of the broader climate crisis.

Drawing on an analysis of policy measures in Germany, Poland and Romania, this web seminar was centered on the impact of the relief measures taken to support households, both at the national and European level.


  • Adela Tesarova, Head of Unit Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition at Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Giovanni Sgaravatti, Research Analyst at Bruegel
  • Viktoria Noka, Research Assistant at Institute for Applied Ecology (Oeko-Institut)
  • Andreea Vornicu-Chira, Expert at the Romanian Center for the Study of Democracy
  • Piotr Gutowski, Energy Sector Specialist at WiseEuropa

What topics does this EUKI Shorts cover?

  • A short outline of current measures taken by governments to alleviate the burden of the energy price crisis.
  • Insights into the role that the EU can play in fighting the current energy price crises.
  • Recommendations on how to design policies that target the most vulnerable in the current crisis.

EUKI Academy Report

Here you find a report about the webseminar.

What‘s the duration of this tutorial?

20 min in 5 short videos