Public-private partnership is often presented as an alternative to financing investments from EU funds. Meanwhile, there is NO obstacle to using EU funds also within the framework of the partnership.
Hybrid projects – as they are being discussed here – may concern INFRASTRUCTURAL INVESTMENTS. At the same time, in such cases, the private partner usually collects remuneration from the public partner.
Obviously, the implementation of this type of projects is more demanding in comparison to standard partnership, if only due to the fact that it is subject to the rules resulting from the Act on PPP and referring to the disbursement of EU funds.
At the same time, in the case of hybrid projects additional risks must be taken into account, such as, for example, failure to obtain financing, or the need to return funds or make changes to the project requiring approval of the European Commission.
However, one thing is certain – the combination of PPP and EU funding can bring VERY good results.
Therefore, it is worth making additional efforts that will result in raising the level of implementation of public tasks.