Conference "The Relationship between democratic institutions and the investment climate: the European experience»
The scientific conference "The Relationship between democratic institutions and the investment climate: the European experience» was held on 17 June 2016 in the framework of the international scientific-educational project Jean Monnet project 565672-EPP-1-2015-1-RU-EPPJMO-PROJECT «European traditions in Russian Education system: foundation for talent mobility/ ETRMO».
 
The investment climate is the most generalized characteristic of investment processes in the country which represents the combination of different socio-economic, natural, environmental, political and other factors that determine the scope, volume and the rate of investment attractiveness of the region. During the conference particular importance was given to the influence of democratic institutions on the investment policy. The participants considered the EU experience in the creation of a democratic society, the key issues and challenges to the development of democratic institutions in Russia.
 
The concept of investment climate is complex and comprehensive and may be analyzed both at the macro and microeconomic level.
 
One of the most important conditions for economic growth is a balanced investment policy, strategically aimed at maintenance of long term economic and political stability. The conference examined the prospects of Russian investment climate on the basis of the positive experience of the EU investment policy reform.
 
Sections of the scientific conference:
The experience of European countries in the field of stimulation of investment activity. Participation of democratic institutions.
Investment climate in Russia in terms of sanctions policy: challenges and prospects. The role of democratic institutions.
Comparative features of investment prospects of regions of Russia and countries of the European Union. The positive experience of the EU in the formation of the investment policy of the European regions. 
 
The conference gathered more than 30 participant including representatives of the scientific community, leading teachers of  Russian Universities, representatives of companies, students. 
 
This event contributed to a better understanding of the role of democratic institutions in the development of investment attractiveness of the country, as well as strengthened capacity of  PFUR as the leading scientific and educational center for the study of problems of increasing the investment attractiveness of Russia on the basis of the positive experience of the European Union.