82791 - Public Private Partnerships Law

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  • Teacher Alceste Santuari

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/05

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

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

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


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 2021/2022

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 Course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understaneding concerning the legal tools aimed at establishing Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

The Contents

  1. Economic and legal theories baking the evolution of PPPs
  2. EU law and PPPs
  3. PPPs and the Italian legal systems

3.1. The legal sources

3.2. The different legal forms

3.3. PPPs and the delivery of health care services

3.4. Anticorruption systems and PPPs



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

Additional references: 

Sara, VALAGUZZA, Collaborare nell'interesse pubblico. Perché passare da modelli antagonisti agli accordi collaborativi, Napoli, Editoriale Scientifica, 2019.

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

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures and project works.

The course's tutor is Dr. Luca Neretti (luca.neretti2@unibo.it)

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 power point presentations  will be made available to students on the course's website.

Office hours

See the website of Alceste Santuari