International cooperation with Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg is an internationally recognised business and research hub with a lot to offer. For many years, GIZ has been building bridges from Baden-Württemberg throughout the world. Our partners abroad benefit from Baden-Württemberg’s know-how in areas including energy, structural change, and climate change mitigation.
In the region, we support German companies and organisations in developing and implementing international cooperation arrangements and projects.
Our aim is to bring together actors from the worlds of policy-making, academia, business and civil society to share potential across national borders – for sustainable development, for our clients and commissioning parties, and for a cosmopolitan and future-facing Baden-Württemberg.
Local action. A global presence.
GIZ works in more than 130 countries around the world and is represented in virtually every federal state in Germany. For many years, our commissioning parties and partners in Baden-Württemberg have included the state government, municipal institutions, civil society organisations, and universities; we have been cooperating with these bodies particularly in the areas of education and training for sustainable development and in a wide range of international vocational education and training projects.
We also cooperate closely with private sector businesses, chambers of trade and industry, and business associations. Many international experts and managers have completed placements in Baden-Württemberg companies as part of their technical and management training. As a result, a wide range of long-term contacts and business relationships have developed between the German private sector and companies abroad.
The Malaysia Programme at Universities for Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg, which enables Malaysian students to study for a degree in Baden-Württemberg, is one example of our long-standing cooperation arrangements with universities in this federal state.
Our services for you
With many years of experience, and with partners throughout the world, we can support you in successfully implementing your projects. Our expertise is as wide-ranging as the needs of our commissioning parties, spanning everything from vocational education and training and the integration of experts to the environment, energy, urban development, and sustainable development and trade.
Developing international networks. Whether you work in policy making, business or research, we can put you in touch with our partners around the world and forge sustainable alliances to tackle global challenges.
Access to new markets. Entering foreign markets can be risky, but we will open doors and support you with our contacts and experience as well as with advice packages, for topics such as the sustainable management of supply chains.
Project development and project management. We are experts in complex cross-border projects with various partners. We are a one-stop shop for everything from planning to implementation and long-term results monitoring.
Tapping into new funding sources. We can work with you to develop projects that will attract third-party funding, for example from the European Union. We can also draw on our expertise and experience with a host of international actors.
Tailor-made training in Baden-Württemberg. We offer international experts practice-oriented training for tomorrow’s challenges. You benefit from Baden-Württemberg’s experience and strengths through our cooperation arrangements with tried and tested local training partners.
Access to innovation and international know-how. Innovation requires knowledge. Our formats, both proven and innovative, will help you to share experience and knowledge across borders, ranging from workshops and delegation visits to international conferences.