Within the new approach of TenneT, the involvement of stakeholders has been shifted to the pre-application phase. After an acceleration agreement had been signed with the government, TenneT took part in sessions organised by county councils.
TenneT would present the rough concept to local politicians and authorities without having a clear decision on possible route corridors. Also during this phase, mayors were informed at an event, which was jointly organised by the Ministry of Economics and TenneT. TenneT presented information material on their studies and plans and explained their preferred route corridor.
Throughout the ongoing process, TenneT was invited to several events organised by counties to present their current planning proposal and answer the citizens' questions. The counties moderated these events.