A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Institute for Finance and the Local Economy (IFEL) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP). Its goal is to promote training and professional development through an educational pathway for employees and staff of public administration bodies and local authorities, with a specific focus on public-private partnership (PPP) activities and investments.
The institutional cooperation will allow the Foundation, established in 2006 by the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), to benefit from the opportunities offered by the InvestEU Programme by making use of Cassa’s technical and financial support as an Advisory Partner of the European Commission within the Advisory Hub promoted by the European Union.
As part of the collaboration, which will lead to activities throughout all of Italy with a particular focus on small and medium-sized cities, action areas will be developed around the digital and ecological transition and enhancing heritage through urban redevelopment and regeneration initiatives. There are three training initiative cycles planned in this major programme, which will also see the collaboration of other parties with an interest in the issues covered by the Protocol. IFEL will also soon open an operational desk with 40 focused information points in a year on PPP for municipalities with experts in the field.
Lastly, it should be noted that the technical panel that will implement the action plan has already been set up.