The Managers' Training Programme IV

The "Managers' Training Programme IV" (MTP 4) is a Tacis project, financed by the European Union (EU). In total the EU is spending 12 Million Euro on MTP 4. This comprehensive, progressive and sustainable management training programme aims at improving the performance of economic enterprises of all branches in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. MTP 4 is designed to enhance economic development in these countries by qualifying individual managers and enterprises. It enables them to react adequately to the challenges of profound changes caused by economic reforms and transition to market economy. At the same time, companies in the EU and management training institutions in the Russian Federation and Ukraine benefit from MTP 4.

The programme consists of a number of training components that are all designed to increase the stock of qualified executives in the participating countries. MTP 4 has its focus on training of individual top, middle and junior managers from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and aged between 25 and 55. Between 2006 and 2008 a total of 809 candidates from these countries are offered the opportunity to take part in MTP 4. More than 2700 managers from the Newly Independent States (NIS) and Mongolia have already attended a management training in the EU between the years 2000 and 2005 within the project phases MTP 1-3.

MTP 4 is closely linked to the Presidential Programme on Training Managers for the National Economy of the Russian Federation run by the Federal Commission (FC), and to the National Initiative for Retraining Managers in the Sphere of Entrepreneurship in Ukraine (the so-called Ukrainian Initiative) run by the Interdepartmental Centre for Manager Retraining (IC).  MTP 4 is being implemented by a consortium of nine European partner companies led by Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH.