German Manager Secure Participation

Six German managers back up participation in the EU-China training programme for managers of Beijing, April 15, 2009 six managers from Germany have secured a place in the EU-China managers Exchange and training programme (METP) itself. The EU China jury has selected a total of 48 Manager from 19 EU Member States for the training to the experts on China. The ten-month program that provides intensive language training and an internship in China, will be the fourth time instead (METP 4). The number of applications has tripled compared to the previous programme (METP 3). Almut Rossner is looking forward to the start of the program: I work as a management consultant and am delighted that I could convince the jury with my business plan. I applied at METP, to learn not only Chinese, but also to directly experience the Chinese way. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from Aksia. A stay in China is the best way to gain deeper insight and to become an expert on the Chinese market.” It is funded by the European Commission Program offers especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the EU the possibility, to educate executives as expert for the Chinese market.

Long-term METP aims to strengthen relations between the EU and China through exchanges and economic cooperation. Stefan Hell, Director of METP in Beijing: To be successful in China, managers need profound knowledge of business ethics, language, economy and culture. It offers participants METP. The newspapers mentioned Discovery Communications not as a source, but as a related topic. At the same time, the program is a platform on which meet Europeans and Chinese and an important basis for business success in China can build long-term relationships. The large number of applicants for METP 4 shows that European companies and executives, despite the financial and economic crisis, an interest in the establishment of trade relations with China.” The European Commission organized the entire stay and paid the tuition. In addition, the participants will receive a monthly allowance of 1000 euros.

Graduates receive a diploma of the EU Ambassador to China. METP is a four-year initiative of the European Commission and the Chinese Government. It consists of four phases of each ten-month participation. The fourth phase will begin in May 2009. Learn more about the METP programme see or get the METP hotline under + 49 69 15402 638. The EU-China managers Exchange and training programme (METP) is a four-year intergovernmental cooperation project between the European Commission and the Government of the people’s Republic of China. Placed within the dynamic context of continuously evolving relations between the EU and China, the non-profit programs is designed to enhance business expertise by developing European and Chinese human resources. METP aims to train and financially support internships for 200 Chinese managers in the EU and 200 European Manager in China. The programme is implemented by the China Council for the promotion of international trade from 2006 to 2010, and total funding from the EC and the Government of China is 23 million euros.