We brought together over 40 academics, students and practitioners from South Africa, India, the UK and Belgium, to share their research, to learn from one another, and to debate the impact of the privatisation of public services on the public good. The workshop was split over three days. The first day was a workshop for PhD and earlystage researchers. The second day was a special symposium on ‘Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Rights: PPPs and contractualism’ seminar. Speakers from South Africa, India and Belgium provided particularly interesting insights into the changes taking place within the education and health sectors due to the increasing role of the private sector, in different contexts. Day three of the workshop was a planning day for the EQUIPPPS strategic network.