Second Interregional Workshop on how to plan and unlock public and private investments: How regional authorities can develop public-private partnerships to foster Industrial Symbiosis.


09:30 – 10:00    Arrivals and registration
10:00 – 10:15    Opening speech | Mayor of Kozani

10:30 – 13:00    Topic 1:  EU policies and initiatives about Public-private Partnerships

Key points to be included in the presentation:
1.    Definitions (different forms)
2.    Legal framework in Europe and legal issues
3.    Theoretical economic reasoning for the creation of PPP’s
4.    National and European mechanisms to finance such partnerships
5.    Private and public sector incentives to participate in a PPP
6.    Greek examples
13:00 – 14:00    Networking lunch 
14:00 – 16:00    Topic 2:
PPPs in the context of circular economy and sustainable use of resources
Presentations to be delivered:
1.    PPPs in the context of environmental policy
2.    Implementing PPP’ in the context of circular economy – Greek example 1 (district heating system)
3.    Implementing PPP’ in the context of circular economy – Greek example 2 (Waste management system of Western Macedonia_ M3P project)
4.    Implementing PPP’s in the context of circular economy- specific areas of interest ( territorial development, new jobs creation, use of ash, biomass production) Experts from partner’s countries are invited to deliver presentations
Wrap-up / conclusions from Day 1

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, 21st JUNE 2017

09:00 – 11:00    Topic 3: Barriers and challenges related to PPPs
Key points to be discussed:
1.    Financial issues and how to overcome them
2.    Contract related constraints and how to overcome these
3.    Constraints related to capacity and how to overcome these
Wrap-up / conclusions from Day 2
12:00 – 13:00    Final remarks from the workshop | Evaluation
13:00 – 14:30    Networking lunch