Launching of European database on financial measures to support vulnerable consumers

Launching of European database on financial measures to support vulnerable consumers

ASSIST Project has launched its Online database on financial measures to support consumers in their domestic energy consumption. It is a “live” database (continuously updated) of measures used in the countries involved (Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom), relating to vulnerable consumer protection and energy poverty. The database represents a tool to provide vulnerable consumers, as final beneficiaries of the measures, with a complete and comprehensive tool on the existing and open financial measure to be requested.

The database tool includes all the existing financial measures and for each measure illustrates the trigger mechanism and reports the strength and weakness for each. The aim of the online database is to enable vulnerable consumers to take advantage of existing financial support for their energy consumption.

The mapping process of the all existing financial measures has not only fed into the online database with the aim of promoting the take-up of such measures, but has also delivered the necessary information to analyse and compare the existing mechanisms in different European countries in order to define best practices, compiled in the report Replicable Best Practice of National and European measure.

Access to financial database here.

See Best practices guide on financial measures at the Results section.