The studio visit of the self-government units representatives from Eastern Poland lasted from 24th to 28th September 2012. The visit was organized by PAIiIZ (Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency) within Promotion, Development of Eastern Poland Operational Programme.
France, besides Great Britain, is the country where the projects based on Public-Private Partnerships are run in overwhelming majority in all Europe. There is long-standing tradition of running such projects and their high level is well-known. The visit was the great opportunity for meetings, experience exchanging and observing good practise in preparing offers and running projects in Poland. The participants had the chance to learn about legal and tax aspects of PPP projects in France and Poland, as well as to know how the specific projects are run in specific sectors for example: hospital service, education, culture, transportation and constructing car parks, energetics, the prison system and launching city monitoring systems.
Meeting at Verailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University –
the example of cooperation between municipal and university authorities.
Polish clerks met the representatives from many institutions connected with PPP as: MAPPP – Supporting Mission of Public-Private Partnerships, national expert organization which supports local government and other subjects interested in running PPP projects and French PPP Club (CPPP), uniting enterprises, institutions and private companies, among others: banks, consulting, legal, construction and architectural companies. The club was established to develop PPP works in France. Moreover the participants visited The Institute of Delegating the Management (IGD). It is the non-profit organization, which actions are stipulated in the Articles of Association such as ensuring the transparency of the projects run within the PPP, revival of the public-private dialogue and proliferation French experience in running PPP projects.
Meeting at the White&Case – the lecture devoted to legal and tax aspects of PPP projects in France and Poland
There was the seminar devoted to the investment potential of 5 voivodships from Eastern Poland with the particular reference to the PPP projects. The investment offers presented during the seminar arouse the great interest among invited guests, including PPP members.
Meeting at the sewage treatment plant Val d’Europe
– it is the example of cooperation between local authorities and private company
In the end of the visit the participants had the chance to see the implemented projects and those at the progress. Verailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University – it is the example of cooperation between local and university authorities, the sewage treatment plant Val d’Europe – it is the example of cooperation between local authorities and private company and being under thorough reconstruction the Vincennes Zoo – it is the example of cooperation between private construction company and municipal authorities (the zoo owner).