TARGET GROUP | Decision makers in ministries of economy and finance, ministries of transportation/public works, economic development institutions, and regional governments.
DESCRIPTION | This one-week course covers public-private partnerships (PPPs) as an instrument for financing infrastructure needed, particularly in the areas of sustainability and climate transition. The aim of the course is to offer theoretical as well as practical perspectives in planning and implementing PPPs. It discusses economic concepts on the relevance of infrastructure and presents legal and financial aspects of the sharing of risks and proceeds between public and private partners. The course draws on European experiences, including in particular the Austrian experience as well as experiences from transition countries with case studies from relevant sectors (e.g. transport, health, energy) at the national and local level. Participants will be invited to discuss their experiences and apply the presented concepts in workshops.