With the initiative "Energy Systems of the Future" (ESYS) acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities are providing impetus for the debate on the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition in Germany. In the academy project, around 100 experts from science and research are developing options for action to realise a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply. The project is led by acatech.
The Berlin Governance Platform, in cooperation with the academy project "Energy Systems of the Future", conducts trials as sounding boards for the working groups of the academy project.
Around 100 experts from science and research are working on analyses and statements on the implementation of a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply. To ensure that the positions and interests of social stakeholders can be incorporated into the work, the ESYS working groups engage with them in various dialogue formats. One of these dialogue formats was organised by the Berlin Governance Platform in the form of trialogues.
Trialogues are used for intensive, well-founded discussions between experts from an ESYS working group on a specific topic and representatives from politics, business and organised civil society. By linking scientific and social knowledge, a broad basis of knowledge is created. Potential conflict situations between the participating stakeholders are explored and obstacles to discussion and opinions are identified. The results were taken into account in the further work of the working groups and the final analyses and statements.