Partner Countries


The German-Belarusian Manager Training Programme prepares executives from the Republic of Belarus for business relations and economic cooperations with German companies – with success on both sides. Every year, around 40 Belarusian executives participate in the practice-oriented training. They come from companies with foreign trade potential wishing to establish contact with Germany. The focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). According to the motto of “Fit for Partnership with Germany”, the participants undertake a one-month programme in Germany. A group comprises around 20 executives. During their stay, they acquire international management expertise, gain an insight into German business practices, and establish contacts with German companies. On average, the participants are in contact with around 60 German, primarily medium-sized companies. The programme is aimed at executives from the middle and upper management levels of Belarusian companies and is in principle open to all branches.

Decisive to the programme’s success is the right mix of imparting knowledge and business practice.

Outcomes and perspectives to date

Until now more than 498 executives have completed the Manager Training Programme in Germany. The results are extremely promising so far: countless company contacts have culminated in concrete cooperation projects. In follow-up seminars, previous participants discuss the success of these existing cooperations and develop prospects for future projects. Furthermore, with growing participant numbers, contact with previous participants is intensified through an alumni network.
All participating clients and partners are involved in regular steering committee meetings at which they evaluate results to date and actively help shape further planning of the programme.

Bilateral agreements between the two countries

The prolongation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which constitutes the government agreement on the Manager Training Programme, was signed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus in February 2019. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was appointed General Manager for coordination from the German side. In Belarus, the programme is coordinated by the School of Business of the Belarusian State University.