Our team of the research group MultiplEE travelled to Bonn on 9 and 10 March and participated in the conference of the junior research groups of Social-ecological Research (SÖF). The conference was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the DLR Project Management Agency. Besides general contributions on the importance of social-ecological research in times of climate change and the role of inter- and transdisciplinary research in this context, the conference focused on the presentation of the individual junior research groups. Paul Lehmann presented the central research questions and first results of MultiplEE. In his presentation, he referred in particular to the contributions to the identification and evaluation of trade offs in the context of the energy system transformation. Afterwards, all researchers had the opportunity to informally exchange information about their research and to network. At the subsequent workshops, the participants shared their experiences, for example on methods of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation or the development and communication of policy recommendations.