European PPP Expertise Centre
The "European PPP Expertise Centre" ("EPEC") is part of the Advisory Services of the European Investment Bank (EIB). It is an initiative that also involves the European Commission, Member States of the EU, Candidate States and certain other states. EPEC helps strengthen the capacity of its public sector members to enter into Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions.
Key areas of activity
EPEC carries out three main types of activity:
Sharing good PPP practice through network activities:
- Providing market intelligence
- Addressing practical issues in implementing PPPs
- Developing PPP guidance and tool
Assisting PPP policy development:
- PPP legal and regulatory frameworks
- PPP institutional arrangements
- Processes for preparation, approving and managing PPPs
Supporting upstream PPP project preparation:
- Early-stage involvement
- Support tailored to individual projects
- High-level strategic advice (‘advising not doing’, ‘working with not for’)
Membership in EPEC is strictly limited to public authorities whose role includes policy responsibility and the promotion of PPP projects or programmes at national or regional level.
To date, EPEC has 41 Members, including the EIB and the European Commission. All other Members are national or regional authorities that are responsible for PPP policy or programmes in their jurisdictions. Membership is restricted to public authorities in European Union member states, Candidate Countries and certain other countries in Europe
- "EPEC webpage - activities". www.eib.org. Retrieved 7 April 2017.