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International offices: strategic objectives

Published: 28 Aug 2019

Strategic objectives for our international offices for 2019 to 2020.

International offices: strategic objectives
Germany: Berlin office

Our Berlin office was established in April 2018 and is based at the British Embassy. Together with our Scottish Development International Office in Düsseldorf, the Scotland in Germany network engages in economic and cultural diplomacy in support of the strategic priorities in Scotland’s Economic Strategy and the overseas objectives in Scotland’s International Framework

The strategic objectives of the Scotland in Germany network are to:

  • deliver a relevant programme of ministerial engagements in Germany, in particular in the areas of trade and investment, higher education, research and innovation 
  • provide analysis on political and economic developments in Germany, and identify strategic opportunities for engagement and cooperation
  • engage with economic and political stakeholders to raise awareness of Scotland’s export growth plan and promote Scotland as an attractive location for inward investment
  • promote Scotland’s economic, cultural and academic strengths through strategic communications and a rolling programme of cultural events
  • engage with the Scottish diaspora and other networks in Germany, and create opportunities for German partners to engage with Scotland
  • promote Scotland’s credentials in the areas of higher education, research and innovation, and engage with relevant German partners in support of continued academic exchange with Germany