On May 24, 2013 the Day of France was held in the French Embassy in Moscow. The event was organized within the framework of the Presidential Program.
The key topic of the forum was cooperation between France and Russia, including the development of French industrial initiatives in the Russian regions.
It was mentioned that dual education system had been introduced in Kaluga Region: automotive industry training/re-training center was established, robotics and mechatronics laboratory was opened at Bauman Moscow State Technical University Kaluga Branch, which expands the University's R&D capabilities as well as its capability in the field of practical training of professionals for the automotive industry.
In the course of the event representatives of L’Oréal, Porcher, Renault, Schneider Electric shared their views and spoke of various initiatives.
Kaluga Region is interested in development of cultural relations and promotion of science and new technology information exchange with France. The following projects are being implemented in Kaluga Region: PCMA Rus OOO (Peugeot, Citroen, Mitsubishi vehicles manufacturing); Forecia Automotive Development OOO; L'Oreal ZAO (production of cosmetics); Porcher Modern Technologies OOO (industrial textile production), etc.