WE Engage - an online tool for onshore wind farm developers to engage with local communities – NOW available in Croatian!Nov 18, 2016
WISE Power is an ambitious EU funded project about the social acceptance of wind energy, launched in May 2014. WISE Power aims at significantly improving local engagement and support for wind turbines while enhancing local community participation in the planning and implementation of wind energy projects. The project has a strong focus on alternative financing - such as community and cooperative funding of wind farms - as a method to enhance social engagement.
The WE Engage Toolkit was developed within the framework of the WISE Power project, designed to help all stakeholders build, implement and deliver effective and meaningful social engagement strategies in relation to onshore wind farms. The toolkit is now available in six languages, including Croatian, at http://www.we-engage.eu/hr/. It has been split into user groups - developers, transmission network operators, communities, local authorities and other stakeholders can use the tool in the way best suited to specific needs.
The toolkit is an innovative and interactive tool, and also relies on input from users by building a bank of case studies from 13 countries across Europe, showing good practice and learning points from real life experience.