Who we work with

The world-wide BGZ network is one of our guarantees for success. It comprises
ministries, municipalities, chambers, associations, education institutions and NGOs in Berlin and in almost all EU countries. We have been working with many institutions for many years. The expertise of our partners ensures the quality of our work. The trust they have in us is the basis of our successful collaboration.

Due to the very active city partnership between Warsaw and Berlin, we are able to maintain an intensive exchange of ideas and experience. Thanks to the BGZ, we can reinforce this exchange through projects in such significant areas as the integration of highly qualified immigrants and successful models for the support of business start-ups and entrepreneurs. In this way we can ensure an especially thorough and focussed approach.

 Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, President of the City of Warsaw

Our partners in Berlin and in Germany

  • Seminar and Conference Centre of the Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz
  • Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • Bauindustrieverband Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
  • The Senate Representative for Integration and Migration
  • Berlin Police
  • Berlin Fire Department
  • Berlin Waterworks
  • Borough offices
    • Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Lichtenberg, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Reinickendorf, Steglitz-Zehlendorf
  • German Red Cross, Regional Association Red Cross in Berlin
  • The Berlin Development Education and Information Centre
  • Health-promotion association Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Craft Guilds
    • for opticians, bakers, butchers, building-cleaners, scaffolding craft, Hairdressers, the motor vehicle trade, metal and synthetic technology, sanitary, heating, plumbing, and climate
  • Berlin Chamber of Small Business and Skilled Crafts
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Regional Institute for School and Media Berlin-Brandenburg
  • State Office for Development Cooperation
  • State Anti-Discrimination Office
  • Maltese Cross Medical Aid Agency
  • Berlin Senate Departments
    • Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research; Senate Department of the Interior and Sport; Senate Chancellery; Senate Department for Education, Science and Research; Senate Department for Economics, Labour and Women’s Issues; Senate Department for Health and Social Services
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • specialist secondary schools
    • OSZ Structural Engineering I, OSZ Structural Engineering II, OSZ Office Management and Administration, OSZ Nutrition, OSZ Colour Technology and Interior Design, OSZ Hospitality, OSZ Automobile Engineering, OSZ Supply Engineering, OSZ Business Languages
  • Vivantes Institute for Professional Education in Healthcare

Other partners in Germany

  • Chambers of Small Business and Skilled Crafts in Aachen, Frankfurt Rhein-Main, Lüneburg-Stade
  • KOMZET – Competence Centre for Sustainable Building Cottbus
  • ZDH – The German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Business
  • ZWH – The Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts

Countries where we have cooperation partners:

We also cooperate with:

Administrations and Ministries

  • Regional Government of Styria (AT)
  • Job Centre for the German-speaking Community, Eupen (BE)
  • Municipalities of Budapest (HU), Prague (CZ), Madrid (ES), Istanbul (TK), Mataró (ES), Warsaw (PL), Lisbon (PT), Rome (IT), Växjö (SE)
  • MEN – Ministry for National Education, (PL)
  • State School Education Authority, Ziguinchor (SN)
  • Ministry of Urban Development (IN)

Schools and Universities

  • Amsterdam Regional Community College (NL)
  • Health School, Celje (SI)
  • Glasgow Caledonien University (UK)
  • Multiaugustinum, Salzburg Archdiocese Private School (AT)
  • Pollack Technical Vocational School for Construction, Measurement, Chemistry and Environmental Protection, Pécs (HU)
  • PUT – Technical University, Poznan (PL)
  • ROC van Amsterdam (NL)
  • University of Lodz, Foreign Language Department (PL)
  • WSTiJO – University for Tourism and Foreign Languages, Warsaw (PL)
  • ZAWM – Centre for Vocational and Further Eduaction of the Middle Class, St. Vith (BE)
  • ZZDZ – Umbrella Organisation of the Vocational Education Centres (PL)
  • Xinjiang University, College of Resources and Environment Science (CN)

Chambers and their umbrella organisations

  • Chamber of Crafts Latvia
  • Chamber of Crafts in Poland: Olsztyn, Wrocław, Zielona Góra, Katowice, Mazovia
  • ZRP – Umbrella organisation of Polish Skilled Crafts, Warsaw
  • Chambers in Turkey: Chamber of Crafts Gaziantep, Chamber of Crafts Istanbul, Chamber of Commerce Istanbul, Chamber of Industry Istanbul


  • Fire Department Warsaw (PL)
  • Goethe-Institut Ankara (TR)
  • Johannesburg Water (ZA)
  • Leeds Development Education Centre (UK)
  • LINGWISTA – Agency for Tourism and Languages, Warsaw (PL)
  • MEKSA Stiftung zur Förderung der Berufsbildung und der Kleinindustrie (TK)
  • Ecumenical Academy Prague (CZ)
  • Austrian Red Cross, Vienna (AT)
  • Olympic Training & Consulting Ltd, Pyrgos (GR)
  • People for Rainwater (JP)
  • Spanish Red Cross, Mataró (ES)
  • WEXEdU Foundation, Szentendre (HU)
  • Third World Centre for Water Management (MX)
  • Association of the University Research Centres of the City of Rome (IT)
  • ZEBRA – Intercultural Consultation and Therapy Centre, Vienna (AT)

The cooperation between the Istanbul Chamber of Small Business and Skilled Crafts and the BGZ has been in existence since the beginning of the 80s and is closely linked with the name Suat Yalkin, the President at that time. It was, and still is, characterized by common projects concerning content and method in vocational training and integration into the working environment. Not only those people on training and qualification courses but also experts and teaching staff can learn and profit considerably from the huge specialised know-how of the BGZ. We recognize and greatly appreciate the successful efforts for mutual benefit that the BGZ is implementing.

 Faik YILMAZ, President of the Istanbul Chamber of Small Business and Skilled Crafts