The main task of the Accompanying Panel is to network the research focus with practice, politics and society and to disseminate the results. Thus, the panel serves on the one hand the multiplication, i.e. the transfer of the results into relevant institutions and political processes, and on the other hand to provide the research projects with impulses from the practice. It should also support and promote the implementation of the project results into practice. The Accompanying Panel is organized under the auspices of the BMBF and involves important actors from the federal government, the federal states, local authorities, industry, associations and civil society. Representatives of the promoter and the accompanying project will also attend the annual meetings.