Legal & Institutional reform
The extensive range of rules and laws in today’s rapidly changing transport world, combined with increasing internationalization, demands specialist knowledge of the legal/institutional environment. Panteia’s legal and institutional advisors can provide the up-to-date knowledge you require and assist in institutional strengthening of governmental bodies.
Panteia provides technical assistance in the field of legislation and its implementation. Advice that is given by experts who have been legally trained, but are also experienced in the transport sector. This advice is often provided in co-operation with Panteia’s partners in a worldwide network. The key services we offer are:
- Legal advice to governments, multilateral organisations and IFI;s
- Institutional strengthening of governmental bodies
Legal Services in Transport
For more than 30 years Panteia has been involved in transport projects with a legal component. The following types of legal activities can be distinguished:
- Harmonisation of legislation – especially in the EU Accession countries;
- Drafting of legislation – as part of proposed transport policy plans;
- Developing regulation and manuals for government bodies, like infrastructure managers or regulatory bodies;
- Review of legislation, regulation and manuals;
- Legal benchmark and research.
For impact assessments for the European Commission our team prepares often the legal impact assessment: comparing, analyzing and assessing the current implementation of the EU Regulation and the proposed amendments to the EU Regulation in the Member States.
Institutional strengthening of Authorities
Panteia has been strengthening Authorities all over the world: preparing the establishment for the Kazangula Bridge Authority, drafting the outlines for the Kampala Metropolitan Authority, enforcing the Beirut PTA, assisting numerous railway infrastructure managers, enrolling the Dutch Road Authority development program for Eastern European countries. In many of our projects, next to the previously mentioned, aspects of institutional development are included; like technical assistance to Ministries (in Poland, Romania, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine and Bosnia) or the assisting the Dutch Ministry with their international relations, like in the Government2Govenment programmes between The Netherlands and Poland or The Netherlands and China; in these programmes we assist the Dutch Ministry to develop the cooperation and organize the necessary actions. Our approach is very pragmatic and adopted to local standards: a combination of international best practices and local reality, reviewing rules and procedures, workshops and training on the job to reach the defined objectives.
Training and education
Our Transport and Mobility unit is experienced in training, development of course material and case studies, training needs assessments, institutional strengthening, legal harmonisation and legal reform and other training related matters. Panteia was the founder of the “NEA Transport College”, a university of applied science for higher level staff active in the transport sector. As a training and consultancy company Panteia carried out numerous (EU funded and non EU) capacity development projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The company has developed, for example, its “Handbook of Transport Planning and modelling”, “Handbook of Investment Appraisal for Infrastructure projects” and a “Handbook Contracting”. Panteia organised a numerous of train‐the‐trainer sessions on the basis of these handbooks.