Interviews: Throughout this phase the project will run 3 series of in-depth interviews. The first one will aim to gather the views of representatives of major SI and Community Energy Initiatives and stakeholder groups across Europe regarding the key success and failure factors as well as the policy, regulatory and operational factors that could have major implications on initiatives of similar nature employed at local and regional level. The second set of interviews will be conducted among key stakeholders in the 3 ISABEL regions and will aim to reveal the main gaps and barriers as well as their support needs regarding community biogas. Finally, the last series of interviews will take place among de-activated potential stakeholders at the ISABEL regions in order to create awareness as well as to grasp their perceptions’ and concerns on the biogas benefits and implications.
Consultation workshops: One consultation workshop will be organised at each ISABEL region in which representatives or regional active and non-active biogas stakeholders will participate. These consultation workshops will aim to gather views and facilitate knowledge exchange on public and communities’ misconceptions, opportunities and barriers that may favour or hinder potential biogas community-building actions.