Financing and assessing large infrastructure scale projects

26-09-2013 10:00 - 12:30
European Parliament Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (ASP) A1E-2
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Within the European Commission proposing to invest €29 999 million in key infrastructures as a manner of generating growth and jobs across the EU, in line with the 'Europe 2020' Strategy, the aim of this workshop is to present the state-of-the-art regarding the economic and financial instruments available for assessing large-scale infrastructure projects: - The Infrastructure development to match the demand for transport - The improvement of the whole broadband network - The establishment of digital service infrastructure platforms - The development of the twelve infrastructure priory energy corridors Therefore, this STOA workshop should act as a forum for a debate among policy-makers, scientists, entrepreneurs and industry representatives presenting their vision of the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods available for assessing and financing large scale infrastructure projects, including the use of "Project Bonds". Perspectives must cover not just time and economy of the projects implementation, also quality and societal points of view should be exposed to truly assess if the benefits expected are materialising in all the designing and implementation phases. The workshop presentations will be staged by representatives of NETLIPSE , JRC -IPTS , DG Energy European Commission, Imperial College Business School and the European Investment Bank. Accordingly, this workshop will be able to give a complete picture of the actual state of the art in Large Scale Infrastructure Projects assessment which contributes to the efficiency development of the trans-European networks.



  • 10:00 – 10:05 Welcome by MEP Mr Antonio Cancian
  • 10:05 – 10:20 Assessing the Health and Deliverability of Projects - Stuart Baker, Deputy Director within the UK Department for Transport and Deputy Chairman of NETLIPSE
  • 10:20 – 10:35 Quantitative tools for impact assessments of transport policy measures - Antonio Soria, Head of Unit Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport, JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
  • 10:35 – 10:50 Model-based support to EU policymaking on cohesion, RHOMOLO (regional holistic model) - d'Artis Kancs, Senior Scientist at Unit Knowledge for Growth, JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
  • 10:50 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Connecting Europe: – Politics, Assessment and Financing Strategies for European Energy Corridors - Brendan Devlin, Adviser, DG Energy, European Commission
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Broadband Access in the EU: An Assessment of Future Economic Benefits - Pantelis S. Koutroumpis, Imperial College Business School, Columbia Institute for Tele-information
  • 11:30 – 11:45 Instruments to Support Infrastructure Financing & Update on the Project Bond Initiative - Nicholas Jennett, Director for New Products and Special Transactions, European Investment Bank
  • 11:45 – 12:25 Roundtable Discussion about the Financial Instruments for the Large Scale Infrastructure Projects with speakers and Ms Anna Krzyzanowska, Head of Unit at DG Connect, European Commission
  • 12:25 – 12:30 Closing remarks by MEP Mr Antonio Cancian

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