Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt / German Aerospace Centre

German government centre for aerospace, energy and transportation research, and effectively the German space agency.

Fediverse address (main account, in German):
@DLR@social.bund.de

Fediverse address (alternate account, in German):
@dlr_next@social.bund.de

MPS Göttingen (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)

Research establishment in Göttingen, Germany which studies all the bodies that make up our solar system including the Sun, the planets, the asteroids etc. The Institute develops scientific instruments that are sent into space on ESA and NASA missions.

Fediverse address (English and German):
@mpsgoettingen@astrodon.social

Scientists for Future Deutschland

German branch of the campaign by scientists to save the planet from environmental destruction due to climate change. They are letting the world know the science of climate change, conducting research themselves and helping climate scientists to network.

Fediverse address (in German):
@S4F@climatejustice.global

Professor Dr Wolfgang Cramer

Ecologist and geographer at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) in France, whose main aim is to do everything possible to mitigate the climate crisis, and help other scientists to do so as well. Works with the IPCC and MedECC, and supports non-violent climate activism.

Fediverse address:
@wolfgangcramer@fediscience.org

European Investment Bank (EIB)

European Union fund which provides loans and guarantees to projects involved with development, climate change and the environment, infrastructure and small and medium businesses. Its aim is to promote the policy goals of the EU, and operates both within the EU and elsewhere. It focuses on projects that have difficulty getting loans within their own country.

(Note: Despite the similar names, this is not the European Central Bank which manages the Euro currency.)

Fediverse address:
@eib@social.network.europa.eu

Court of Justice of the EU / Cour de justice de l’UE

The judicial branch of the European Union. The court mainly deals with application and interpretation of EU law, resolves cases between national governments and EU institutions, and may take action against EU institutions on behalf of individuals, companies or organisations.

NOTE: This is not connected in any way with the European Court of Human Rights. The ECHR is part of the Council of Europe, not the European Union. These are totally separate organisations.

Fediverse address (in English):
@Curia@social.network.europa.eu

Fediverse address (in French):
@Curia_fr@social.network.europa.eu

European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

Co-ordinates the various EU space services including Galileo sat nav, Copernicus climate satellites, asteroid monitoring etc.

Fediverse address (main):
@EUSPA@social.network.europa.eu

Fediverse address (videos):
@euspa@tube.network.europa.eu

Umweltministerium Hessen (Environment Ministry of Hesse)

Official account of the Environment Ministry in the German State of Hesse, handling the environment, climate protection, agriculture and consumer protection.

Fediverse address (in German):
@umwelthessen@social.hessen.de

Next Generation Internet (NGI)

European Union initiative which is helping to fund free open decentralised social media like Mastodon and PeerTube, as well as many other libre online projects.

Fediverse address (main):
@EC_NGI@social.network.europa.eu

Fediverse address (videos):
@ec_ngi@tube.network.europa.eu

Bundesamts für die Sicherheit der nuklearen Entsorgung / Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management

German Federal Government’s office for regulating, licensing and supervising the disposal, storage, handling and transport of high-level radioactive waste.

Fediverse address (in German):
@base@social.bund.de

The Prototype Fund

Funding initiative of the German government promoting development of open software. Anyone can apply for funding who lives in Germany, is self-employed, pays German taxes and publishes their source code on some sort of source forge. (You don’t need German citizenship.)

Fediverse address (in German):
@PrototypeFund@mastodon.social

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen / German Advisory Council on Global Change

Indpendent scientific body advising the German Federal Government on the climate crisis and other threats to the planet’s ecosystems.

Fediverse address (in German and English):
@wbgu@social.bund.de

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

Independent supervisory authority which tries to ensure that EU institutions respect the right to privacy and data protection when processing personal data and developing new policies.

Fediverse address (main):
@EDPS@social.network.europa.eu

Fediverse address (videos):
@edps@tube.network.europa.eu