News and Events

January 2018

German National Desk kicks-off in Berlin

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 social acceptance problems of wind energy in the selected WinWind target regions Saxony and Thuringia and to discuss feasible solutions.

The coordinators of the project FFU and of the German Desk, seecon Ingenieure presented the highlights of WinWind and the role of the stakeholders desk within the project to the 33 participating stakeholders and market actors from Saxony, Thuringia, Brandenburg and Berlin. Thereafter, experts from the selected target regions Saxony and Thuringia explained the local framework conditions. Finally, the attendees classified the identified barriers, social acceptance problems and good practices.

In June 2018, a thematic workshop will take place. The outcome of the workshop will be discussed on the second meeting of the German stakeholder desk scheduled for September 2018 in Saxony.

Source: FU Berlin - Environmental Policy research Center (FFU)

October 2017

WinWind kicks-off in Brussels 

The WinWind project kicked-off in Brussels on 16 and 17 October 2017. The meeting gathered representatives from all 12 project partners in Brussels, and was the first face-to face meeting of the full consortium. 

The project, funded under the Horizon2020 programme, aims at enhancing the socially inclusive and environmentally sound market uptake of wind energy by increasing its social acceptance in 'wind energy scarce regions'.

The partners presented their plans for the upcoming three years, discussed critical project stages and further aligned the project's strategies. The meeting further strengthened the commitment of all partners to the project.