A 7-day study tour for Russian experts will take place in Berlin in spring 2012. It aims to support the German-Russian knowledge and experience transfer in the fields of environmental politics and energy efficiency, as well as the incitement of a sustainable discussion about the potentials of renewable energy sources in Germany and Russia. Russian participants will be given the opportunity to discuss the German experiences with representatives from economy, politics, science and associations. Secondly, in line with the idea of dialogue and knowledge transfer, the German representatives will get the chance to increase their knowledge about developments and determining factors in Russia, which are still relatively unknown in Germany.
From the Russian side there will be representatives of three Russian regions: Moscow, Krasnodar and Murmansk, especially researchers and junior researchers, representatives of centers for energy efficiency, decision makers, representatives of business and state entities. The German side will include state and federal ministeries, energy agencies, associations, companies, political representatives and junior researchers from the FFU.