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Design appropriate contractual relationships

Objective

Currently, an increasing number of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) is being set up in order to provide transport services and/or infrastructure. In spite of the multitude of forms that such partnerships may take, the increasing involvement of the private sector in the provision of assets and/or services previously provided directly by the states raises significant questions about the application of socially optimal pricing schemes such as Social Marginal Cost (SMC) pricing. Private engagement entails allowing adequate rates of return in a purely financial perspective, which is too often incompatible with SMC pricing principles.

The aim of the ENACT project is two-fold:
- to assess the extent to which the introduction of SMC pricing obligations may hinder or not the further development of PPP schemes in the transport sector and,
- to devise ways to incorporate such obligations in PPP schemes while, at the same time, taking advantage of the positive aspects that such partnerships can have.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TREN-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TIS.PT CONSULTORES EM TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS, S.A.
Address
Av. Repubica, 35 6Th Floor
Lisbon
Portugal

Participants (8)

CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU
Czechia
Address
Lisenska 33A
Brno
ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Burg. Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam
FERTAGUS, TRAVESSIA DO TEJO TRANSPORTES SA
Portugal
Address
Estacao Do Pragal, Porta 23
Almada
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
HIGHER SCHOOL OF TRANSPORT " TODOR KAB;ECHKOV"
Bulgaria
Address
Geo Milev Nr 158
Sofia
INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS
Norway
Address
Grensesvingen, 7
Oslo
REBELGROUP ADVISORY BV
Netherlands
Address
Wijnhaven 3-O
Rotterdam
TRT Trasporti e Territorio
Italy
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
2041 Milano