On 22 April, scholars from the Faculty of Economics, Perm State University, took part in International conference on Public-Private Partnerships, incorporating Perm region and best European practices. The key speakers from Poland, Czech Republic and Croatia presented their reports and shared they views on relevant economic challenges of today. A collection of academic papers will be published, as a result of the Conference interaction.
The Conference was held in partnership with the Institute for Public-Private Partnership (PPP, Poland) in cooperation with European PPP centers under the Erasmus+ program. The online format of the Conference allowed a broader participation by students, scientists and practicing experts, representatives of public authorities and private business from a variety of Russian territories, as well as CIS and EU states.
One of the major goals of the Conference was to inform stakeholders about fruitful practices in the development of PPP and infrastructure industries – allowing to draw the attention of the public, government officials and private investors, enabling them to find more efficient ways to develop infrastructure industries, using PPP tools as a basis for improving the quality of life, contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Among the key speakers of the Conference were BartoszKorbus, General Director, Institute for Public-Private Partnership (IPPP, Poland); Robert Galushka, Head of External Relations Department, National Center for Energy Saving (Czech Republic), Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, Professor at the Department for Culture and Communication, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO, Croatia).
The Institute for Public-Private Partnership (IPPP) is the first professional organization in Poland dedicated to the field of public-private partnerships. Established in 2003, it is building its presence on the Polish and international markets in a sustainable way, with a mission to support both the public and the private sectors in driving successful PPP projects. This has been put into practice through educating, promoting and providing PPPhigh quality advisory services to public entities as well as private partners.
PSU scholars from the Faculty of Economics admit, “despite the fact that the state law on PPP came into force in 2016 in Russia, there are still many inaccuracies and errors in theoretical understanding of its implications. Civil servants often do not have sufficient experience and are afraid to initiate such projects. That is why it is important to study the best world PPP practices and projects, including in the EU countries.”