23 February 2018

First Italian Stakeholder Desk launched in Rome

The first National Stakeholder Desk (ND) was launched on 23 February 2018 at ENEA with the participation of over 30 stakeholders and experts from the public and private sectors: Ministry of Economic Development, Lazio region, Research Institutions (ENEA, ISPRA,RSE, CNR, INGV), Universities, Italian Associations of Small Wind Energy, Wind Project developers, Environmental NGOs, Energy utility companies (ENI, Enel Green Power), Italian Chamber of Commerce, experts from the Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment- Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, architects and engineers.

The ND must become an open round table, as a forum, to improve governance processes and find solutions that could be replicated in others territories, through participatory procedures that will make possible to develop shared approach on social acceptance issues. A first result was the online questionnaire, still available, directly addressed to all the relevant stakeholders, as a tool for investigating the role of wind power and social acceptance.