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The German-Ukrainian Manager Training Programme prepares executives from the Ukraine for business relations and economic cooperations with German companies – with success on both sides. Every year, around 100 Ukrainian 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). The programme is aimed at executives from the middle and upper management levels of Ukrainian companies and is in principle open to all branches. Training consists of a group programme in which 20 executives from the Ukraine participate. During their one-month stay in Germany, they acquire international management expertise, gain an insight into German business practices, and establish contacts with German companies.

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

Outcomes and perspectives to date

Until now around 1423 executives from various business sectors had completed the advanced training programme by the end of 2018. The results are extremely promising so far: countless company contacts culminated in concrete cooperation projects after the end of the programme. In follow-up seminars, the Alumni discuss the success of these cooperations and develop prospects for future projects.During the annual steering committee meetings, participating clients and partners are involved in the evaluation of the results to date and in actively helping to shape further planning of the programme.

Bilateral agreements between Germany and the Ukraine

In May, 2016, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the governments of both countries on 6 December, 2001 was extended by the partners for a further three years. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was appointed General Manager for coordination from the German side.