Panadès-Estruch, L. “ICT-LED Challenges for the EU’s Transport Infrastructure Funding: a Critical Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships”
The paper “ICT-LED Challenges for the EU’s Transport Infrastructure Funding: a Critical Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships” (Panadès-Estruch, L.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (21-22June, 2018).
Transport is one of the EU’s long-held interests, where the EU has sought to intervene extensively directly via regulation, as well as indirectly via funding. The Trans-European Networks for Transport, as the main funding programme for a pan-European integrated network, has sought influence on the EU’s infrastructure in a variety of ways. One of these areas of influence has been Public-Private Partnerships, where a variety of ICTs facilitating exchange of information between EU and national levels of government has reshaped the traditional distribution of competences.
This conference communication starts from the following hypothesis: ICTs have created the policy space to reshape the regulatory dynamics of transport policy at the European level. The communication focuses on Public-Private Partnerships in the Trans-European Networks for Transport. Methodologies include research based on primary and secondary sources plus empirical research based on questionnaires to funding awardees.
Expected findings are checking the hypothesis via the identification of relevant ICT-based spaces for communication and the appraisal of their influence in the selected case study.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura Panadès-Estruch is LLM Course Leader in International Finance at the Cayman Islands Law School, PhD candidate in Law at the University of Cambridge and peer reviewer of the European Parliament Research Service.
Her research interests cover public services regulation, public-private partnerships and comparative law. She has previously worked for the European Parliament and the H2020 DIGIWHIST European Commission project for early detection of corruption. She has presented her research at the Universities of Cambridge, Durham, Maastricht (Campus Brussels), University College Cork and University College London. She holds a Master of Laws, a BSc in Business Administration and an LLB in Law from Pompeu Fabra University.