Financial participation of local citizens in renewable energy projects has emerged as a promising option to increase social acceptance. As a result, industry actors and policymakers are looking for ways to incentivize financial participation. However, the success of those measures remains unclear. This webinar aims to investigate the challenges associated with financial participation and related incentives to derive best practice guidelines for developers and policymakers. The interactive session will draw on the German experience, addressing many questions such as: What is the role of citizens in the German energy transition following recent changes to community investment rules? What could be the way forward in dealing with these challenges?