Are you familiar with the programme “Natural Grid” that aims at enhancing ecosystems through the innovative use of National Grid’s assets? And have you ever thought about engaging with your stakeholders with the help of an old sofa? Infrastructure project promoters, NGOs, and authorities all over Europe are facing very similar challenges regarding public acceptability, stakeholder engagement, permitting procedures and the reduction of environmental impacts. Many have developed new approaches and brainstormed innovative ideas. Why not learn from these and enhance them instead of reinventing the wheel?
With this purpose in mind, our 3rd BESTGRID workshop on 26 February in London was dedicated to exchanging good practices. With the help of three formats - speed dating for networking purposes, pitches and an info marketplace - successful practices and beneficial experiences have been shared.