2017.05.15-16 The conference of Partner platforms of the Program "Fit for Partnership with Germany" GIZ, devoted to the development of German-Ukrainian cooperation, was held in Chernihiv.

On May 15-16, 2017, in Chernihiv an annual Conference of regional Partner Platforms of the Managers' Training Program Fit for Partnership with Germany was held with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation GIZ. The conference was headed by the motto "We develop Win-Win cooperation", which means promoting mutually beneficial cooperation between business, the public, authorities and, as a result, effective economic cooperation between Ukraine and Germany.

Regional partners of the program, including the Kherson CCI, have exchanged experience of assistance to entrepreneurs who want to establish business ties with Germany. The main speakers and moderators of the Conference were the Head of the GIZ Project office in Kyiv Svitlana Stepashchenko and GIZ Project manager in Eastern Europe, Guido Rainsch. The students got an opportunity to get acquainted with the achievements of the Program for 2016, to analyze the results and prospects of the Program in Ukraine, to update the benefits of the partnership for various stakeholders. An important element of the Conference was the discussion of the proposals and expectations of the enterprises themselves regarding further German-Ukrainian cooperation.

Over the past year, 11 GIZ regional Partner Platforms in Ukraine conducted a number of interesting and useful business events, helped to establish contacts with potential German partners, and facilitated participation of business executives in Germany within the framework of the Fit for Partnership with Germany Program.

The priority directions of the Program and internships for Ukrainian businessmen in 2017-2018 are as follows:

  • energy efficiency;
  • waste recycling;
  • healthcare industry;
  • general co-operation and internships for top management.

Participation in the Internship Program gives Ukrainian business a number of benefits, including:

• at the individual level, the program prepares managers for cooperation with German companies, gives an opportunity to look at the German company from the inside and to familiarize themselves with the needs and requirements of the European market on its own experience;
• at the company level. The program enhances the competitiveness of enterprises in international markets, provides an opportunity to present its production and conduct direct talks with a potential customer in Germany;
• at the macroeconomic level, the program strengthens bilateral economic cooperation between Germany and Ukraine.

At present, Kherson CCI is strongly focused on recruiting of potential trainees of the Fit for Partnership with Germany program in 2017-2018, provides consulting and practical assistance in completing the documents necessary for a successful interview with the members of the German-Ukrainian qualifying commission.
Dear businessmen!
We will be happy to share with you our knowledge and experience, provide a comprehensive answer to your questions about the Fit for Partnership with Germany program and the terms of participation in internships in Germany. We invite you to contact the Center for International Cooperation of Kherson CCI by phone: +38 (0552) 32-52-38, mob. +38 (067) 552-24-41, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., contact person - Olena Sagaidachna.

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