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The European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC) is an initiative involving the EIB, the European Commission and European Union Member States and Candidate Countries. EPEC helps strengthen the capacity of its public sector members to enter into Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions. With the support of a full time team made up of experienced PPP professionals, EPEC's Members share experience and expertise, analysis and best practice relating to all aspects of PPPs.

 

EPEC mission

EPEC mission is to strengthen the ability of the public sector to engage in Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions. It does this by helping Members to share experience and expertise, analysis and good practice.

 

A unique initiative based on its Members

EPEC is unique - as a 'Members' club' designed solely to support public authorities deliver more, and better, PPP programmes, EPEC can promote the sharing of knowledge and experience in a way that would not otherwise be possible. Public authorities can discuss their experiences confidentially on a peer-to-peer basis, without fear of compromising negotiating positions on current or future deals. The involvement of the EIB, a public bank and Europe's leading financier of PPPs, adds further value.


EPEC Members

 

A European network of public authorities responsible for PPP

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. Limiting EPEC's membership to the public sector helps ensure a free and open exchange of information. 

 

Members list

Apart from the EUROPEAN COMMISSION and the EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK, who are EPEC's primary sponsors, the following compose our membership:

Albania

ALBANIA
-
Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade & Entrepreneurship

Austria

AUSTRIA
- Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)

Belgium

BELGIUM
- Vlaams Kenniscentrum PPS (Flemish PPP Knowledge Centre)
- Cellule d'Informations Financières (Wallonian PPP Unit)

Bulgaria

BULGARIA
- Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria

Croatia

CROATIA
- The Agency for Investments and Competitiveness

Cyprus

CYPRUS
- Directorate General for European Programme, Coordination and Development of the Republic of Cyprus

Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC
- Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic

Denmark

DENMARK
- Competition and Consumer Authority (formerly the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority)

Finland

FINLAND
-
Transport Agency of the Republic of Finland

France

FRANCE
- FIN INFRA - Mission d'appui au financement des infrastructures
(on behalf of the Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances de la Republique Francaise)

Germany

GERMANY
- Ministry of Finance
- Finanzministerium des Landes Nordrhein - Westfalen der Minister

Greece

GREECE
- Special Secretariat for PPPs
(on behalf of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of the Hellenic Republic)

Hungary

HUNGARY
-
Ministry of National Development of the Republic of Hungary

Ireland

IRELAND
-
 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform of the Republic of Ireland

Israel

ISRAEL
-
Ministry of Finance of Israel

Italy

ITALY
-
Unità Tecnica Finanza di Progetto - Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri della Repubblica Italiana

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KOSOVO*
-
Central PPP Department of the Ministry of Finance (Partnership Kosovo)

Latvia

LATVIA
-
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia

Lithuania

LITHUANIA
-
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

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LUXEMBOURG
-
Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Malta

MALTA
-
Projects Malta

Montenegro

MONTENEGRO
- Government of Montenegro

Netherlands

NETHERLANDS
-
Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands

Poland

POLAND
-
Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Poland

Portugal

PORTUGAL
-
Unidade Técnica de Acompanhamento de Projetos (UTAP)

Romania

ROMANIA
-
Ministry of Public Finance of Romania, PPP Central Unit

Scotland

SERBIA
-
PPP Commission of the Republic of Serbia

Slovak Republic

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
-
Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

Slovenia

SLOVENIA
-
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia

Spain

SPAIN
- Ministry of Public Works
- Comunidad de Madrid

- Regional Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, Catalonia

Turkey

TURKEY
-
Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Treasury

United Kingdom

UK
-
 Infrastructure and Projects Authority (UK, jointly overseen by Treasury and the Cabinet Office)

- Scottish Futures Trust (Scotland)

- Strategic Investment Board (Northern Ireland)

- Welsh Government (Wales)

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on Kosovo’s status, and is in line with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the International Court of Justice Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.


EPEC Team

 

Synthesizing and disseminating the experience of EPEC Members as practical and operational guidance

The EPEC Team is a full time team which gives analytical support to the EPEC network and is responsible for delivering EPEC's work programme. The Team is made up of staff of EIB and staff joining us on secondment from external organisations. Secondees come from both Member organisations and the private sector.

Employment opportunities in the Team, as well as internships, are posted on EIB's web site.

 

EPEC Team

  • Chris Blades, Head of EPEC
  • Guy Chetrit, Principal Advisor
  • Edward Farquharson, Principal Advisor
  • Steven Burgess, Principal Advisor
  • Luigi De Pierris, Principal Advisor (WBIF)
  • Elena Galan, Advisor
  • Julia Kennedy, Advisor
  • Stuart Broom, Advisor
  • Giorgio Watschinger, Advisor
  • Knut Gummert, Advisor (WBIF)
  • Srebrenka Dzepina, Assistant
  • Magali Vetter, Assistant

 


EPEC Activities

 

Collaborative working

EPEC draws on the experience and expertise of its membership for all its activities. Members, supported by the EPEC Team, work together to develop structured approaches to identifying best practice in issues of common concern.

 

Helpdesk

The Team also provides a helpdesk facility to give rapid responses to immediate questions, or re-direct these questions to other Members with relevant expertise.

 

Institutional strengthening

The EPEC Team also has some capacity to respond to requests to work with individual Members. This might, typically, be to help countries set up a PPP programme, refine policy or to analyse institutional bottlenecks. EPEC does not, however, advise on individual projects.

 

Providing link to the private sector PPP community

Limiting EPEC's membership to the public sector helps ensure a free and open exchange of information. However, EPEC Members and the Team speak regularly with the private sector PPP community.


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A summary of EPEC's activities and services are set out in our brochure which is available to view here.


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