Join the dialogue!

In the past years the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue has become a leading international forum for key stakeholders of the energy sector. High-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society are given the opportunity to share their experiences and  ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition. In other words: exchange on the Energiewende. Please find more information at

This year’s focus is on:

  • geopolitics
  • integrated energy transition
  • structural change
  • digitalisation

In 2018, the conference was home to more than 2.000 participants from over 90 countries, including 40 ministers and state secretaries and more than 100 high-level speakers, exchanging on investment flows, system integration or long-time scenarios against the backdrop of dynamic innovation and the digital transformation.

The conference takes place during the “Berlin Energy Week 2019”, gathering the Who’s Who of traditional and new energy sectors, from energy ministers to high-level representatives of international organisations. All in all, the events of the Berlin Energy Week comprise a total audience of more than 3.000 people with national and international media coverage.

An opportunity for you to report on the global energy transition!

Apply now – all costs covered! Deadline: 21 February 2019.  
On 9–10 April 2019, the German Government invites the world to the annual inspiring dialogue on the global energy transition, the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (#betd2019). Every year, high-level participants from politics, industry, science and civil society gather in Berlin for two days to discuss the shift to a sustainable energy system.

This year’s focus will be on:
shifting geopolitics
integrated energy transition
structural change
and digitalisation and blockchain.  

Find more at or download our flyer. We invite you to become part of this conference and report on the discussions and innovative energy solutions. The BETD Media Fellowship allows young journalists from around the world to come to Berlin and gain access to this exclusive conferencetalk to high-level global energy stakeholders connect with the other BETD Media Fellows and experience the energy transition hands-on with exclusive guided tours and side events during the Berlin Energy Week (8–12 April 2019).  

During the conference, the BETD Media Fellows will report on the conference sessions through
social media channels, especially Twitter
video clips, interviews and reports
and the official website.  

In addition, BETD Media Fellows will have the opportunity to submit photos, stories and interviews and to report on energy-related stories from their own countries.   Reporting on issues such as the international energy transition and raising awareness about the opportunities of renewable energies and energy efficiency are crucial in order to meet the targets from the Paris Climate Agreement.   We will cover travel costs including board and lodging. The deadline for applications is 21 February 2019. The number of space is limited! Please apply here.

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Media Fellowship is provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office and in cooperation with the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
Ms Tessa Schrader
+49 30 338 424-892