Foreign Direct Investment Policies

27  September 2013    12:30 pm CEST

23 to 27 September 2013


Joint Vienna Institute (JVI), Mariahilfer Strasse 97, 1060 Vienna


It has become general wisdom that foreign direct investment contributes positively to economic growth and efficiency in transformation countries. Still, many governments find it difficult to put this message in the focus of their economic policy. They are not always able to provide investors with a stable and attractive environment.

The seminar focuses on the benefits and problems related to foreign direct investment policy. Austrian and other countries' experience and policy options are discussed in the framework of globalization and European integration. Technical knowledge related to foreign direct investment promotion and location policy is delivered through country, regional and case studies. Challenges imposed by the current crisis will be discussed.

Target group
The seminar addresses the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, as well as Kosovo-UNMIK.

Advanced language skills of the participants in spoken and written English are expected.

The participants should be on the level of decision-makers involved in foreign direct investment policy, familiar with general investment promotion policy and/or touch upon the relation with foreign investors.