The municipality of Lagos recently joined the International Association of Educating Cities (AICE), becoming part of the Portuguese Territorial Network of Educating Cities.
The two bodies promote the exchange and sharing of experiences, in the scope of non-formal education in all its scope, pointing to the city "as a space of supply of important elements for a complete formation of the individual."
The Educating Cities Movement started in 1990 and has more than 300 municipalities in more than 30 countries on five continents. Its main objectives are to raise awareness of the development of concerted policies at the various levels of local government.
Portugal already has 70 associated municipalities, Lagos being now one of them.
"Lagos as an educator municipality implies a coherent vision and actions, at the level of spaces and municipal services. In this sense, this vision presupposes a convergent intervention, in terms of social and cultural facilities, and in some areas such as accessibility, environment, built cultural heritage, basic conditions for economic development, among others, "said the local authority. communicated.
Two of the main activities organized by the Lagos City Council already incorporate some of the principles of the Charter of Educating Cities, namely the "Health in Motion" project and the "Viv'O Mercado" initiative.