Eurostat - New guidelines on the use of Public Private Partnership and Eurostat rules

Polis has been monitoring this topic since December 2015. Some of Polis members raised their concerns on the lack of transparency and coherence between the decision from Eurostat to define a PPP "on" or "off" governement balance sheet and the local reality of urban mobility investments. This in turn cause a risk shfting from the private to the public sector, which would affect bankability of the project.

An event at the European Parliament is organised later this year, on 6th of December from 10:00 to 12:00 in Brussels, together with two European Intergroups, CEMR and EUROCITIES.

In terms of content, these guidelines provide clear answers to concrete question raised by public procurement unit in local administration, and will greatly help designing local PPP while respecting the European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA 2010 - Also called Eurostat rules).

The full document is accessible here.