Increasing social acceptance of wind power in EU regions through environmental and community-based planning

The Project in Short:
The project will enable partners to address two major obstacles for the introduction of wind energy:

  • the opposition of local communities
  • and complicated permit practises.
  • The aim of the project is to:

  • Better the social acceptability of wind power through exchanging experiences and getting to know the policies of the regions, and to support the expansion of its deployment
  • Bring wind power and biodiversity policies closer together, support the discussion with civil society, introduce the community to financing and revenue sharing models and improve local level cooperation with wind power
  • Development of policy instruments and strengthening of expertise in making wind power policy.
  • Strengthening the interaction and mutual understanding of parties for the introduction of wind power.
  • The Biowind partnership

    Lead Partner:
    Western Greece region, Greece

    Zemgale Planning Region (Latvia),
    University of Patras (Greece),
    Flemish Brabant Province (Belgium),
    Danube Central Organization Nonprofit Ltd. (Hungary),
    Świętokrzyskie District Marshal’s Office (Poland),
    Autonomous Region of Murcia – Directorate General of Natural Environment (Spain),
    Asturias Energy Foundation (Spain),
    Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia (Finland)
    North and West Regional Assembly (Ireland),

    Duration and budget
    The project duration is 4 years. 01/03/23 – 31/05/27 and is split into 2 phases

  • Core phase of 3 years. Exchange of experiences (identification of good practices, interregional learning, trainings…)
  • Follow-up phase 1 year. Follow-up of the results of the exchange of experience
  • Funding program: Interreg Europe 2021-2027
    Total value of the project amounts to 1.98 million euros.

    For more information, visit the project website