Instructions and feedback form for using the Draft Social Acceptance Pathways

The WISE Power Draft Social Acceptance Pathways (SAPs) will:

  • Give you an overview of strategies that enhance social acceptance for onshore wind energy projects
  • Present different tools that you can use to communicate, engage and cooperate with any stakeholder involved in onshore wind energy projects


The draft SAPs will help you answer the following questions:

  • Why is social acceptance crucial?
  • What are the SAP action fields?
  • How to assess the socio-economic context of wind projects?
  • How to review your team’s competences?
  • How to do a successful stakeholder mapping?
  • How to design your SAP strategy?
  • How to set up an implementation plan for your strategies?

They will give you an overview of information, engagement and financial participation measures to foster social acceptance.



May 2015 – August 2015 September 2015 October 2015
+Working meetings with all stakeholders to introduce the SAPs and get feedback +Review of draft SAPs+Incorporation of stakeholder feedback+Finalisation of the SAPs document +Publication of the Social Acceptance Pathways document



The toolkit will guide you through the different levels of strategic social engagement planning during all stages of a wind project. You will get access to key knowledge on social acceptance practices. A set of questions will guide you towards a list of social acceptance measures applicable to your projects.
The draft SAPs are an interactive PDF document. If you have any questions about concepts or technical terms in the PDF you can use the glossary on the WISE Power website.


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Further questions?

If you have any further questions regarding upcoming WISE Power events in your country, please contact your national contact point:

Country Partner E-Mail
EU / Romania EWEA [email protected]
Belgium / France APERe [email protected]
Croatia UNDP Croatia [email protected]
Denmark Guldborgsund Municipality [email protected]
Germany / Poland dena [email protected]
Greece Terna Energy [email protected]
Italy Savona Province [email protected]
Spain AEE [email protected]
Netherlands RESCOOP [email protected]
UK / Ireland Scottish Government [email protected]