German bilateral assistance

As of 04/24/2023

Bilateral assistance

The Federal Republic of Germany provides intensive bilateral support to Ukraine in particular, but also to other partner countries that are geographically and strategically close. / Source:

Ministry Spendings Used where? Description
Federal Ministry of Education and Research No data Germany Quality-assured compilation of internet offers on the topic of vocational orientation and the search for a training place with introductions in Ukrainian and Russian via the "BerufeNavi" portal.

In addition, the Coordination Offices for Training and Migration support young people with a refugee or migration background on their way to training. into vocational training.

Immigrants who are no longer of compulsory school age and who need support are introduced to an apprenticeship or entry qualification within the framework of the programme "Vocational Orientation for Immigrants".

During the courses, the participants learn technical language and knowledge for the desired training occupation and gain practical experience in training workshops and companies.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research No data Germany In order to accelerate the recognition of foreign professional qualifications, the prior residence period of three months for the so-called recognition grant is abolished.

Information on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Ukrainian on the portal „Anerkennung in Deutschland“ (Recognition in Germany -
Federal Ministry of Education and Research No data Germany Following on from its initiative for refugees in 2016 to 2019, the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres provides funding from the President's Initiative and Networking Fund to offer refugees from Ukraine transitional professional prospects in Germany.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research No data Germany Decentralised support measures at the institutes and centres of the non-university research institutions, for example through local scholarship programmes, integration concepts, opportunities for temporary continuation and creation of employment contracts, cooperation with local aid organisations, psychological support, Ukrainian-language health services, and provision of guest housing.
Federal Ministry of Finance €7,744,000,000 Germany Support for the federal states and communes in the accommodation and care of refugees from Ukraine with a sum of €2,000,000,000 in 2022 and €1,500,000,000 in 2023.

In addition, the Federal Government has provided the federal states and municipalities with €1,500,000,000 plus €350,000,000 for unaccompanied minor refugees in 2022 and €2,250,000,000 in 2023 for additional expenses for refugees in general.

In addition, the federal states, which assumed hub functions in connection with the refugees from Ukraine and were thus exposed to special burdens, received compensation from the federal government totalling around €144,000,000 in 2022.
Federal Ministry of Finance €1,000,000,000 Ukraine Grant in favour of Ukraine through an account managed by the International Monetary Fund for Ukraine.
Federal Ministry of Finance €86,100,000 Germany Supporting state and communal authorities in accommodating Ukrainian refugees by making their own properties rent-free available as accommodation.

Currently, a total of 339 properties of the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks or parts thereof with a capacity of over 67,000 accommodation places have been made available to the federal states, districts and municipalities for the accommodation of asylum seekers and refugees.

In addition, the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks is currently offering a further 110 available federal properties to the authorities.

In addition, initial refurbishment and development costs were reimbursed. The costs for this are €7,200,000 in 2022.
Federal Ministry of Finance €12,000,000 Ukraine One-time payments to approximately 10,000 Holocaust survivors in Ukraine through the Jewish Claims Conference as part of the annual follow-up negotiations.
Federal Ministry of Finance €600,000 Ukraine Free transfer of decommissioned official vehicles of the Customs Administration. A total of 100 vehicles in several tranches are planned for the Ukrainian customs administration.
Federal Ministry of Finance €250,000 Ukraine Free handing over of clothing items of the former customs service clothing without nationality markings and other classification features.