Since 2009, in the course of their internationalization campaign "go international", the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth offer direct subsidies for all companies to stimulate education and training at Austrian branch offices abroad as well as the exchange of staff in training in Austria and abroad. Work experience placements at Austrian branch offices and of foreigners at companies in Austria are eligible to subsidies too.
Up to 50% of total expenses are covered by co-financing of further education programs for Austrian branch offices and projects abroad. The maximum amount of subsidies is set at EUR 10,000 per Austrian company. Branch offices in Europe can invoice the maximum of EUR 800 per training participant.
Attention should be paid to the fact that Austrian education know-how at events abroad or of trainers abroad respectively has to be provided by well-known education and training institutes like the WIFIs abroad.
Only applications submitted in advance will be subsidized. The last month of subsidies is March 2013.
Further, detailed information regarding direct subsidies of "go international" as well as all necessary forms can be obtained from the following internet-address, only in German language:
http://www.go-international.at/go-international/foerderprogramme/Export__Foerderung/Export__F_rderung/index.php Exporting Know-How, Cluster 3.