FAQ – Senior Experten Service (SES)


SES is a non-profit organization. It is a bank of specialists in various fields who are ready to share their knowledge and skills both within Germany and abroad. Check out these FAQ for more information.

Senior Experten Service (SES)

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  • What is the Senior Experten Service (SES)?

SES is a non-profit organization. It is a pool of specialists from various fields who are ready to share their knowledge and skills both within Germany and abroad.

  • Who is a Senior Expert?

A senior expert is a retired professional helping to train both specialist workers and management staff on a voluntary basis. They help others to help themselves.

  • Who can benefit from this service? Is it limited to certain sectors/ specialties?

The main focus is on Small and Medium Enterprises. But educational establishments, local authorities, public institutions and international organizations can also benefit from this service..

  • Who funds the exchange program?

Clients fund the major share of the costs associated with SES assignments – particularly

those incurred at the assignment location. In certain cases, if foreign clients are unable to meet the costs of international travel and administrative expenses, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) can provide funds.

  • How do I apply to the SES program?

Download the assignment request form from the SES website.  It can be submitted via post to

Senior Experten Service (SES)

Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft

Buschstraße 2
53113 Bonn


via Email to ses@ses-bonn.de

For more information visit SES

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SES experts in Sri Lanka- recent activities

Amongst others the experts of the SES have been recently (2018 / 2019) assisting the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka in the field of culinary expertise and management support. Furthermore the German Training Institut in Kilinochchi and the Economic Development Board profited of experts in the field of operational analyses and human resources management.

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