National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, founded in 1939. Its massive archive is available to view online, and it continues to produce documentaries, animations, web programmes and alternative dramas.

Fediverse address (in English):
@NFB@socel.net

Fediverse address (in French):
@onf@socel.net

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

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

Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS) / Federal Office for Radiation Protection

German government agency tasked with protecting people and the environment from harm caused by radiation. Part of the German Federal Environment Ministry.

Fediverse address (in German):
@strahlenschutz@social.bund.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

Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

The official account of Switzerland’s federal government’s ministry of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

Fediverse address (in French, German, Italian):
@WBF_DEFR@social.admin.ch

Fediverse address of current head of department (in French, German, Italian):
@GuyParmelin@social.admin.ch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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