Federal Foreign Office (AA)
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The Federal Foreign Office (central office) and all 234 German diplomatic missions form the Federal Foreign Service. The Foreign Service maintains the Federal Republic of Germany's relationships with other countries, as well as with international and supra-national organizations. The Federal Foreign Office promotes intensive interaction and exchange with the world in the fields of business, culture, science and technology, the environment, development issues and many more areas.
Federal Foreign Office
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research carries out a number of responsibilities set out under German constitutional law. The most important include the promotion of science and research; talented student promotion in schools, training and studies; the promotion of young scientists through international exchange programs in education and training, study, and science; shaping extracurricular and vocational education, further education and promoting vocational training (together with the federal states).
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy supports competitiveness and economic well-being in Germany. Ministry responsibilities include supporting the small and medium-sized enterprise sector, new technologies and coordination of the energy transition. Within the Federal Government, the ministry is responsible for foreign trade promotion.
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development performs a number of tasks including the planning and political coordination of German development cooperation, cooperation with civil society and business, and cooperation with partner countries and multilateral organizations as well as developmental policy information and education work.
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
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The Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control is a higher federal authority subordinated to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. A central task of BAFA in the foreign trade sector is export control. Being involved in the export control policy of the federal government, BAFA acts as a licensing authority in close cooperation with other federal agencies on a complex export control system. Foreign-trade relevant tasks conducted by BAFA include the implementation of import regulations adopted for the common trade policy of the European Union. Economic development promotion focuses on programmes for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control
German Energy Agency (dena)
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The German Energy Agency is the center of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. It supports the energy transition in politics, business and society. It is active in consumer sectors for buildings, electricity and traffic as well as in questions of energy generation, grid networks and saving. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW Group, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG, and DZ BANK AG.
German Energy Agency
German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)
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GIZ is a globally active international cooperation and sustainable development service provider with over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas; from economic development and employment to energy and the environment, and peace and security. GIZ's main contractor is the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
German Society for International Cooperation
Euler Hermes AG (Euler Hermes) / PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Auditing Firm (PwC)
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The federal government has been supporting the German economy with government guarantees for exports, foreign investments and raw material projects abroad for decades. Companies and banks receive individual protection for their foreign activities through this foreign trade promotion. The implementation and processing of these promotion measures is performed by Euler Hermes and PricewaterhouseCoopers on the Federal Government's behalf. This mandated consortium is the direct contact partner for exports and banks for any questions about securing German business abroad.
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The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launched “go-cluster” – a cluster excellence programme combining the most efficient national cluster management organisations. The "go-cluster" programme is the cluster political excellence activity of The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and supports cluster management organisations with the development of their innovation cluster. Clusters included into the “go-cluster” programme are vanguards of innovation and demonstrate how highly competent Germany is in different industries and technological sectors.