“Innovative actions and strategies to boost public awareness, trust and acceptance of trans-European energy infrastructure projects”

Funding Source: DG ENER

Duration: 2019-2020

The project aims to increase public understanding and acceptance towards the development of trans-European energy infrastructure projects (Projects of Common Interest – PCIs). Since investments are made for 20 to 60 years, it is very crucial to act immediately and take all the necessary measures in order to ensure the smooth implementation of projects related to energy infrastructure and that the highest possible levels of public awareness, trust, and acceptance are reached.

WR contributes to the identification of drivers and barriers to public acceptance at EU level through a multi-component survey that entails a behavioural component. WR’s analysis also helps ranking European regions based on the drivers in order to enable the selection of two pilot areas to test enhanced communication actions.