All activities with Russia were suspended in March 2022 due to its attack on Ukraine.

The German-Russian Manager Training Programme prepares executives from Russia specifically for business initiation and economic cooperation with German enterprises. Each year, around 140 Russian executives take part in this practical training. They come from firms which have foreign trade potential that wish to establish contacts in Germany. The focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Under the motto “Fit for Partnership with Germany” the participants acquire management skills, gain insights into German business practices and establish contact with German enterprises, mainly medium-sized firms. The programme is aimed at managers and future managers, and at upper and middle management levels of Russian enterprises and is generally open to all industries.

A Bilateral Agreement Between the Two Countries

Since 1998, Russia has been a Manager Training Programme partner country. A corresponding government agreement exists between the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. So far, 6205 entrepreneurs from Russia have participated in the programme.

Impressions from the Manager Training Programme with Russia