Course "PPP in the EU: experience and future trends "

Upon completion of the course, the Masters will gain systemic knowledge of the theory and practice of PPP, including an understanding of the main trends in the development of PPP in the EU countries. This will help young researchers and practitioners to improve their professionalism in areas such as project management, state and municipal management, and project finance.

Format: online ( link to access )

Conference ID: 738 0057 7533
Access code: pd6LX4

Module 1

 

1. The concept of public-private partnership (PPP): the vision of the EU.
1.1. The history of PPP in Europe and the world.
1.2. Main features of PPP, key differences between PPP and traditional public procurement. Main advantages and limitations of the PPP mechanism.
1.3. PPP market overview in Europe and the world.

Module duration - 4 academic hours
February 2: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00

Module 2

 

Key issues covered in this module are opportunities for private sector involvement in infrastructure development. Selection of the optimal PPP model depending on the specifics of the project.

2. Basic PPP models in the EU and their key characteristics.
Experience of leading European countries:
2.1. France
2.2. Germany
2.3. Netherlands
2.4. Belgium
2.5. Serbia
2.6. Ireland
2.7. Austria
2.8. Spain
 

Module duration - 10 academic hours
February 9: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00
February 16: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00

March 09: 18.40 - 20.15

Module 3

 

Key questions covered in this module are: How can governments best facilitate the development of PPP projects, what can they do to create the most-favored-nation treatment for PPPs?

3. Conditions for the development of PPP in Europe: the legal framework.
3.1. Role of international organizations: International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Investment Bank (EIB) and its European PPP Expertise Center (EPEC), European Commission, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
3.2. National regulation and existing PPP units in selected European countries:
3.2.1. France
3.2.2. Germany
3.2.3. Netherlands
3.2.4. Belgium
3.2.5. Serbia
3.2.6. Ireland
3.2.7. Austria

3.2.8. Spain



Module duration - 16 academic hours
March 9: 20.25 - 22.00
March 16: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00
March 23: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00
March 30: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00
April 6: 18.40 - 20.15

Module 4

 

The key questions in this module are: What risks should be considered and how are these risks best shared among partners?

4. Key principles of identification and distribution of risks in PPP projects, adopted in the EU countries.
4.1. The main types of risks in PPP projects.
4.2. Approaches to the distribution of risks.



Module duration - 4 academic hours
March 6: 20.25 - 22.00
April 13: 18.40 - 20.15

Module 5

Key issues covered in this module: an overview of the entire project cycle, criteria for project compliance with PPP tools, key steps in the process of selecting a private partner, PPP project management issues after the infrastructure facility is put into operation.

5. PPP project cycle.
5.1. How to identify suitable projects for implementation using PPP.
5.2. The main stages of the PPP project implementation.


Module duration - 4 academic hours
April 13: 20.25 - 22.00
April 20: 18.40 - 20.15

Module 6

 

Key issues covered in this module are: the main options for financing a PPP project, the practice of effective contractual relations, a basic overview of methods for estimating the costs of financing PPP projects and calculating the overall profitability.

6. Structure and financing of the PPP project.
6.1. The main options for financing a public-private partnership project.
6.2. The basics of building effective contractual relationships.
6.3. The role of international and national banks in the implementation of PPP projects: European experience.


Module duration - 4 academic hours
April 20: 20.25 - 22.00
April 22: 18.40 - 20.15

Module 7

 

7. Best PPP practices in the EU (review of 20 successful projects).


Module duration - 14 academic hours
April 20: 20.25 - 22.00
April 22: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00
April 27: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00
April 29: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00

Module 8

 

8. Final testing and solution of practical cases.

Module duration - 4 academic hours
May 4: 18.40 - 20.15; 20.25 - 22.00