APPLICATIO supports GIZ und the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relation (Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft) in the frame of the Zoran-Djindjic-Internship Programme in setting up an Alumni Network in the Balkan Region. Alumni will be supported in setting up a network and to offer services internally and externally and to successfully and sustainably support each other.
The Internship Programme of German Business offers young graduates and students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia the possibility of a three to six-month-long internship at leading German companies. The interns gain an insight into corporate culture in Germany and are acquainted with modern management and work organisation. Following their stay in Germany, the interns return to their respective home country and are able to contribute the newly acquired knowledge and skills there. The experience and contacts established will strengthen the economic development of their home countries and promote bilateral relations with Germany as well as economic relations within the region. Thus, this programme and the associated alumni network make an important contribution towards regional reconciliation, intensified economic relations and create a cross-sectorial network of young, cosmopolitan professionals in the region.
The support aims at strengthening the network in organisational matter in order to establish itself as a cooperation partner for international development cooperation. APPLICATIO's tasks include but are not limited to:
- Concept Development
- Planning and Implementation of Workshops for and with the Alumni
- Coaching and Consulting to Alumni