Course Code: DMRU 109 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Sociology - Masters • Field of study: Development and management of human resources
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Vlad Zeno Millea
Seminar tutor: Vlad Zeno Millea
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 14
Number of teaching hours per week: 1
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Understanding the role of public-private partnership partnerships in the implementation of socio-economic development projects, acquiring skills to identify specific contexts and, also, institutions which can do more using together their material resources and / or their own expertise with the fin
Acquiring / improving the ability to identify situations in which partnerships are desirable, to analyze relevant contexts and to develop the design of local partnerships.
Developing the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a local partnership design

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Partnerships. Conceptual specifications, genesis and benefits 2. Obstacles, costs and benefits of partnerships. Important aspects for the successful partnerships 3. The public, private and non-governmental domain of society: characteristics, contributions to partnerships and potential benefits 4. Types of partnerships 5. The design of a partnership 6. Planning and building the partnership 7. Guidelines for Successful Public–Private Partnerships (PPP) 8. The perspective of Public–Private Partnerships. Why PPP alternative? 9. Opportunities for Private Involvement in traditionally procured projects. 10. Development of integrated project and their operation opportunities 11. Development of partnership project and investment opportunities 12. The suitability and effectiveness of alternative PPP structures (Transport, Water and Waste Projects) 13. Recruitments of the PPP partners 14. Achieving successful partnerships

Teaching methods:

Debate, analysis, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• Understanding basic aspects of public and community partnerships. • Familiarisation with public-private partnerships domain at the local level. • Obtaining skills to achieve optimal designs implementing PPP (targeting sustainable territorial development). • Acquisition / improvement of the skill to identify situations where partnerships are useful, obtaining better analysis capacities of this contexts and creating local partnerships projects. • Developing the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a project for a local partnership

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A two-hour written examination (60% of the final grade).Evaluation of a project. (40% of the final grade)

Recommended reading:

Buffet F., Education et culture en Europe: Le rôle du partenariat, Editions L'Harmattan, xxx, 2004, -.
Araújo, S. and D. Sutherland, Public-Private Partnerships and Investment in Infrastructure, OECD Publishing, xxx, 2010, -.
Lichère F., Martor B., Thouvenot S., Pédini G., Ménéménis, Pratique des partenariats public-privé: Choisir, évaluer, monter et suivre son PPP, Litec, xxx, 2006, -.