PPP-Projekte in Deutschland 2009 Erfahrungen, Verbreitung, Perspektiven. Ergebnisbericht

Sonderveröffentlichung des difu Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik

Etwa ein Viertel der Kommunen und Länder, die Ende 2008/Anfang 2009 vom Deutschen Institut für Urbanistik zu ihren Erfahrungen und Planungen mit PPP-Infrastrukturprojekten befragt wurden, wollen in den nächsten fünf Jahren eines oder mehrere PPP-Vorhaben anstoßen und umsetzen. Damit ist in diesem Zeitraum alleine bei den Kommunen ein Gesamtvolumen in Höhe von etwa 8,4 Milliarden Euro denkbar. Hinzu kommen noch die Maßnahmen von Bund und Ländern, mit einem PPP-Potenzial von rund 5,8 Milliarden Euro in den nächsten fünf Jahren. Trotz dieser beachtlichen Zahlen ist eine gewisse „Abkühlung“ des PPP-Marktes offensichtlich. Gründe dafür und umfangreiche Ergebnisse zu den bisherigen Erfahrungen mit PPP finden sich in dieser PPP-Studie. Zum zweiten Mal nach 2005 wird mittels einer flächendeckenden Befragung ein breiter Überblick über den Stand und die Perspektiven von PPP-Infrastrukturprojekten in Deutschland gegeben



PPP-Umfrage_2008_-_Bericht_final.pdf4.54 MB

New publication on the urban dimension in EU policies

The European Union contributes to the sustainable development of urban areas through a range of policies and initiatives which cover many areas of activity. In particular, the EU's cohesion policy, through the structural funds, plays a key role in underpinning the development and revitalisation of Europe’s towns and cities.

Designed to explain these initiatives in the field of urban policies, this updated guide from the European Commission's Inter-Service Group on Urban Development, looks at the ways in which cities can benefit from EU policies, explores the impact of European policies in urban areas, and offers information on potential sources of finance.



urban_guide1.pdf652.28 KB
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PPP project analysis - Reasons and motives for the non-realisation of PPP projects of the public authority

The initiativ group of Partnerschaften Deutschland ( ÖPP Deutschland AG), Initiative Fianzstandort Deutschland (IFD) and other German partners have published a PPP project analysis concerning the reasons and motives for the non-realisation and failure of PPP projects of the public authority.

The analysis was generated by Hans-Joachim Wegner, André Weidemann and Grit Jackson from the WestKC - Westdeutsche Kommunal Consult GmbH in Düsseldorf.

The complete document in German can be downloaded here:


Abschlussbericht - PPP Projektanalyse.pdf125.97 KB

Developing and Assessing Strategic Transnational Co-operation Projects

Eds.: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS) / Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), Bonn 2009

For the current programming period, the previous INTERREG Community initiative was transformed into the new objective on "European Territorial Co-operation". This development has also seen a modification to the ambition to foster transnational co-operation. In future, and to a much greater extent than was previously the case, transnational projects will have to meet the challenge of generating strategic benefits, as far as possible, for the entire co-operation area in question. These guidelines offer some orientation on questions relating to the character and significance of strategic transnational co-operation projects; they also indicate just how and why projects should be conceived from the outset in much more strategic terms.

This Special Publication is the outcome of the research project "Preparation of Strategic Transnational Co-operation Projects" (2006-2008) that was commissioned by the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS) under the action programme "Demonstration Projects of Spatial Planning" (MORO).


Produced by Institute of Spatial Planning (contractor), Faculty of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology (authors)

Dr. Mark Fleischhauer (team leader contractor), Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Blotevogel

in co-operation with: Dieter Meyer Consulting GmbH, Oldenburg Marco Stüber, Dieter Meyer


Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn (client)

Brigitte Ahlke (team leader), Dr. Fabian Dosch, Dr. Wilfried Görmar,  Kerstin Greiling, Verena Hachmann, Jens Kurnol, Nicole Schäfer

free of charge available from:, reference: INTERREG IV B

(source: BBR

BMVBS and BBR - Developing and Assessing Stretegic Transnational Co-operataion Projects (INTERREG IVB).pdf306.13 KB

Impacts and Benefits of Transnational Projects (INTERREG III B)

Forschungen 138, Ed.: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS) / Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), Bonn 2009

Despite the diversity of INTERREG projects and their wide distribution throughout the European member states, there are hardly any general insights concerning the long-term impacts or the lasting value of these projects. The essential reasons for this lie in the enormous thematic diversity of INTERREG, with the consequence that the follow-on effects of projects have been hardly possible to register within the scope of the ongoing evaluations. For this reason, the present study has set itself the objective of analysing in detail as wide a spectrum of INTERREG projects as possible in order to draw general conclusions about the sustainable effects of INTERREG.

The study is part of the research programme "Demonstration Projects of Spatial Planning". It is occasioned by the start of a new EU funding period that started in 2007. This period heralded a stronger focus on the part of EU policy as a whole - and with it the INTERREG programmes as well - on the goals of Lisbon and Gothenburg and, generally speaking, on a greater territorial integration within the EU.

Against this background, the research project has a purpose that is at once strategic and pragmatic: in analysing the impacts of INTERREG III B projects, it is not only a general research interest on the part of German national government that is in the forefront, but also the wish to design future INTERREG projects in such a way that their benefits can be improved in line with the reorientation of the EU funding policy and in line with a design interest on the part of German federal government in the various cooperation areas.


1. Summary

2. Introduction: motivation and task of the study

3.Concept and study structure

3.1 Evaluation and impact analyses

3.2 The method of examination: cooperative impact analysis

4. Findings of the impact analysis

4.1 Impact of INTERREG

4.2 Results according to impact areas

4.3 Benefits of INTERREG: what reaches the regions? 

5. Recommendations for action

5.1 Partnership

5.2 Programme level

5.3 Outlook

6 Literature

6.1 Thematic literature

6.2 Theoretical and process-analytical literature

Project Overview - Case Studies

Project List - Follow-Up Action


Responsibility for the text:

FORUM GmbH, Oldenburg (Contractor)

Dr. Michael Huebner (Direction), Christina Stellfeldt-Koch


Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn (Client)

Brigitte Ahlke (Direction), Dr. Fabian Dosch , Dr. Wilfried Görmar,                           Kerstin Greiling,  Verena Hachmann,  Jens Kurnol

free of charge available from:, reference: Forschungen 138


BBR - Impacts and Benefits of Transnational Projects (INTERREG IIIB).pdf4.18 MB