European Public-Private Partnership
Welcome to the European PPP Forum’s web site, part of EIPA’s commitment to strengthening understanding of, and implementation of, European policies by enhancing the capacity of public administrations.
The European PPP Forum aims to fill a gap in the market – independent of the interests in PPP of service providers and of public administrations, able to draw on EIPA’s wide ranging contacts across Europe, it is open to diversity of views and committed to promoting informed choice about PPP for public administrations ie when to use PPP for delivering public services and how to do so effectively.
In short, the Forum aims to be Europe’s PPP observatory - assessing the current role of public-private partnerships in delivering public services, their future and the risks, challenges and opportunities arising from the use of PPP.
You will find details of our PPP seminars which we hope you will want to attend and – in the traditional EIPA style – contribute vigorously to!
December 2011 saw the publication of the proposed legislative changes on concessions and reform of the Public Procurement rules. (Read more)
A very interesting and very welcome development (and long overdue) was the wide-ranging UK review of PFI of which the outcome is keenly awaited.
Meanwhile attention switches now to financing issues and the coming launch of Europe 2020 Project Bond pilot schemes, seen as key to the Connecting Europe Agenda – see this month’s Talking Point.
EIPA will be offering two further horizontal activities related to PPP in 2012:
• A further Master Class on Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures in October 2012, following the successful Master Classes in the past two years
• The annual workshop on how to blend PPP with EU Structural Funds in November 2012.
These events are now open for registration via www.eipa.eu and other specialist events are also being planned on PPP in the transport sector (on 6-7 September in Brussels) and PPP financing.
If you haven’t yet been to an EIPA seminar, they typically include presentations, discussion of experience at European and Member State level and exchange of experiences. But the Forum doesn’t just exist through EIPA seminars – it also includes news of the latest legislative and other developments in PPP, discussion of emerging issues and developments in PPP in Europe and beyond.
We hope you will find the Forum a place where PPP is discussed in a lively and topical manner – and where you can contribute to the debate on the issues which matter to you.
Director, European PPP Forum