A - Knowledge and understanding: to learn the reasons and functions of PPPs; analysis of a precise legal definition; to deepen the most critical issues regarding the instrument; to study the necessity of PPP in light of the principle of sustainable development B - Applying knowledge and understanding: application of specific knowledge on PPP in different sectors, e.g. transport, infrastructures, cultural heritage, human rights, energy, etc. C - Making judgements: to critically read documents, contracts and comprehend complex PPP operations D - Communication: expressing linear and organized legal reasoning on PPP and sustainable development E - Lifelong learning skills: to understand the value of cooperation between public and private subjects and to read the subdivision of gains, risks and losses in a PPP
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be divided into groups on the basis of their number and asked to prepare and present an imagined example of PPP. Each project will be discussed under two different perspectives: the one of the private subject and the one of the public administrations. For any presentation of a project, from the side of the private operators, the rest of the class will act as a public administration, whose task will be to consider and evaluate the project.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
Presentation of the course and introduction to PPP - Seeking a juridical definition of PPP - Analysis of the most common assertions of the doctrine and of the existing definitions - Deepening the concept of "public interest" - The swift of the "public interest" in light of PPP - The role of private initiatives in PPP - Governing common goods - Analysis of practical cases - Student presentations− T. STRANGE - A. BAYLEY, Sustainable development- Linking economy, society, environment, OECD publications, 2008; see Ch. 7, Government and Civil Society, pp. 114 ss.