As the Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation, the SES works all around the world. Most of its voluntary assignments are completed in developing and emerging countries or in Germany.

The main beneficiaries of the SES network’s expertise are small and medium-sized businesses, public authorities, professional and business associations, social and medical facilities, and institutions which provide basic education or vocational training. In Germany, there is a special focus on supporting the development of young people at school or in training.

All SES assignments follow the principle of helping people to help themselves. Their aim is to share knowledge and experience in order to improve other people’s future prospects.