June 29, 2011

Study visit of the Ukrainian delegation, 27 – 28 June 2011

The delegation from Ukraine consisting of 15 representatives from the different government institutions responsible for the economy, finance, trade, regional development and investment including PPP has paid visit to the Agency for public private partnership from 27th to 28th June 2011. This study visit was organized in the framework of the program “Ukraine Public Private Partnership Development (P3DP)” funded by USAID.

The visit was organized on the basis of interest expressed by the Ukrainian side intending to meet with Croatian experiences in the project of establishing the legal and institutional framework for public-private partnership in Ukraine. During the first day of the visit, they attended the seminar organized in cooperation with the Zagreb Chamber of Economy and the Croatian Competition Agency. The hosts have presented Croatia’s experience in developing legislative and institutional framework for public-private partnership, set forth the main features of the state aid system, and detailed explained the role of Agency and other institutions responsible for implementing public-private partnership.

On the second day of visit, the delegation visited the Varaždin County. On this occasion the delegation met with the deputy prefect MSc Blanka Glavica-Ječmenica, the deputy prefect Mr Milan Pavlekovic, Head of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport MSc Miroslav Huđek, Adviser for Public Private Partnerships and Public Procurement, Ms. Anita Strnišćak and CEO of “Meteor Group” Mr. Dusko Paripović.

The hosts presented their experience and outstanding achievement in the field of education that are the result of applying the PPP model in the construction and upgrading of schools and school sports hall in Varazdin County. After the meeting and discussion, the delegation visited four high schools: Prva gimnazija Varaždin, Druga gimnazija Varaždin, Elektrostrojarska škola and Gospodarska škola. The principals presented the outstanding results achieved by their students by virtue of the introduction of a single-shift classes and the quality of teaching conditions, which are secured using the PPP model.