WinWind - Winning social acceptance for wind energy in wind energy scarce regions -  is a project funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The overall goal is to enhance the socially inclusive and environmentally sound market uptake of wind energy by increasing its social acceptance in 'wind energy scarce regions' (WESR).

The WinWind Partners have selected WESRs in Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Spain. On a national level these six countries represent a variety of realties ranging from large (but with WESRs) to very low wind energy penetration. WinWind analyses the regional and local communities´ specificities, socioeconomic, ethnical, spatial and environmental characteristics from a multilevel perspective and aims to find the reasons for slow market deployment in the selected target regions.

The specific objectives of WinWind are: screening, analysing, discussing, replicating, testing and disseminating feasible solutions for increasing social acceptance and thereby the uptake of wind energy. 

The project started in October 2017 and is still in its initial phase. Under the coordination of the Freie Universität of Berlin - Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) it will run for 30 months until March 2020.


German National Desk kicks-off in Berlin

January 2018

The first meeting of the German stakeholder desk took place on the premises of the Freie Universität Berlin in the Henry Ford Building on January 11, 2018. The objective of the meeting was to bring together major stakeholders to identify region-specific barriers and...

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