Learning Objectives: Broaden your knowledge on institutional and regulatory framework of public transport Gain a deeper understanding of the 4 main models of organisation: Direct awarding, Deregulation, Route tendering and Network tendering including the roles and competences of various actors, risks and responsibilities sharing between authority and operator, quality incentives in contracts, etc. Discuss and apply during workshops the lessons learnt from these models of organisation : success factors and limitations Have a better understanding of the implementation of the European Regulation 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road Target Audience: Professionals interested in obtaining a wider perspective on alternative ways to organise the provision of public transport services and on how these services are contracted in other cities and countries. Professionals eager to develop their understanding of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering and quality management The course is adapted to experienced professionals but also to newcomers in the sector and welcomes participants from local transport authorities, public transport operators, the supply industry and regulatory bodies. The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide. NB: Only participants demonstrating fluency in English will be accepted. Methodology: Interactive plenary sessions with introduction by the course leader, presentation by the trainer and open discussion with participants followed by workshops to share experience in smaller groups. Learn from skillful trainers: Share your knowledge and experience with other participants Discuss real life examples and lessons learned from different models of organisation Challenge your thinking on the way to organise public transport services lnspiring Trainers Our course moderator, Didier van de Velde, and five trainers who are experienced professionals in the fields of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering, quality management and regulatory affairs.