1623 Public Services

1623 Public Services

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Mirko Pečarič, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • student knows the basic principles and criteria for the definition of public services and basic characteristics of a specific legal regime of public services.
  • Student can identify and distinguish various types and ways and forms of public service.
  • Student is able to analyze the implementation of specific public services in specific cases.
  • Students are familiar with the basic guidelines of public service arrangements in the EU and future trends


  • understanding of the basic reasons for the creation of public service
  • ability to distinguish different types and forms of public services
  • Understanding of content and other institutions relevant to the understanding of law and public service providers to differentiate them from public service
  • Ability to understand, identify and interpret with the operation of public service-related problems in their environment and society,
  • ability to design appropriate solutions and applications of certain rules on the organization and functioning of public services in specific cases

2. Content

  • The definition of public services (concept, creation and development of public services, their role and importance in society, regulation in the EU, the nature of public services)
  • The legal regime of public service (conditions for the creation, the manner and forms of implementation, the protection of consumer rights, finance and control)
  • The liberalization of public services
  • Forms of implementation of the utilities (overhead facility, a public commercial institution, a public company, the concession of public capital investment)
  • Overhead plant, a public company and commercial public institution (the creation, the founder's rights, authorities, financing)
  • The concession and public capital investment
  • Forms of implementing non-commercial public service
  • Public Service and concession
  • Public infrastructure in the area of public service
  • Financing of public services
  • Control of public service
  • Other public service and public interest activities

3. Readings

4. Intended learning outcomes


  • learns about and understands an underlying reason for the creation of public services and basic principles of their operation,
  • knows and understands the organization and operation of public services,
  • knows user’s rights and their protection.
  • is able to distinguish public service from other activities that are also in the public interest,
  • knows how to solve questions related to different forms of public services and their implementers.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Case study
  • E−learning
  • Problem based learning

6. Assessment

  • Written or oral exam (100%)