82791 - Public Private Partnerships Law

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Alceste Santuari

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/05

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Management for Social Economy (cod. 8843)

  • Course Timetable from Apr 19, 2021 to May 19, 2021


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

No poverty Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The Course provides students with an adequate understanding of the different legal and institutional tools whereby private organisations, both for and non profit, can develop steady partnerships with national or local authorities (PPPs) in the delivery of services of general interest.

Course contents

The Programme

Against the EU and Italian legal framework, the legal tools and procedures relating to the establishing of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) will be analysed, also by examining some case studies.

The Contents

  1. Introduction to PPPs
  2. Legal and economic aspects of PPPs
  3. Reasons to choose PPPs
  4. EU law and PPPs
  5. PPPs in the Italian legal system
  6. PPPs providing health and social care services



A. SANTUARI, Manuale di diritto dell'economia degli enti non profit, Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2020, Chapter V

Additional references: 

Gianluca FIORENTINI, Società a capitale misto nell’offerta di servizi sanitari, in Mercato concorrenza regole / a. II, n. 1, aprile 2000, pp. 85-111

Veronica VECCHI, Velia LEONE, Creare partnership pubblico privato. Policy, contratti e metodologie, EGEA, Milan, 2020

The students attending the course will also be provided with lecture notes.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures and project works.

Assessment methods

Students will present a project work during a plenary session.

The PW will have to prove students' own understanding and personal critical analysis of the various issues dealt with during classes.

The assessment methods may change according to the progress of the pandemic Covid-19.

Teaching tools

Bibliography, papers, links to relevant research projects and official documents, as well as slides referred to single lectures will be available on the lecturer's personal website.

Office hours

See the website of Alceste Santuari