acatech, Leopoldina and the Union of German Academies

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities provide policymakers and society with independent, science-based advice on current issues of crucial importance for our future.

The Academies’ members and further experts are outstanding researchers from Germany and abroad. Working in interdisciplinary working groups, they draft position papers that are published in the series of papers Schriftenreihe zur wissenschaftsbasierten Politikberatung (Monograph Series on Science-based Policy Advice) after being externally reviewed.

The Academies decide upon joint projects in their Standing Committee. For the initiative “Energy Systems of the Future”, acatech is the lead institution.