Continuing the project that provides musical training for children and young people living in the innermost / rural area of the municipality of Lagos is the objective of the Tripartite Cooperation Agreement approved at the last Municipal Executive Meeting.
The document aims to create the conditions for, through joint intervention and partnership, between the Municipality of Lagos, the Union of Parishes of Bensafrim and Barão de São João and the Association of Guitars of the Algarve (AGA), ensure the continuity of in the municipality of Lagos, specifically in the territory of the Parish Union of Bensafrim and Barão de São João, in accordance with the technical guidelines of the Pedagogical Coordination of the Orchestra.
With this decision, the Municipality thus resumed a support that dates back to 2004, when the first Cooperation Agreement was established for the creation of a Pole for this project of formation and cultural dynamization in the then parish of Barão de São João, which was in force until 2011, having been interrupted only due to the budgetary difficulties at present.
In spite of these setbacks, the project survived and continued to bring musical training to young people from the rural / interior area of the municipality of Lagos and other Algarve municipalities, always counting on the logistical support of the Municipality and the Town Council and, some financial support.
The result of this work has been shown in the Global Meetings of the Guitars Youth Orchestra of the Algarve that Lagos has already hosted. In the last year the Pole of Barão de São João recorded the frequency of 21 children and young people, aged between 8 and 17, integrated in 3 Classes (A – Advanced, B – Intermediate, C – Initiation).
Identifying the cultural interest and value of the project, its pedagogical and artistic consistency and the positive impact generated by the valorization of the territory and local agents, the promotion of healthy sharing, living and living habits, as well as the promotion of artistic, critical thinking, fairness of opportunity and inclusion, the Municipality, within the framework of the Agreement now approved, undertakes to ensure an annual financial contribution of € 6,550.00 and, exceptionally, in its first year of validity, to allocate a subsidy in the amount of 3 683,00 €, corresponding to the contribution of the activities "Global Meeting" and "Interassociative Meetings" and to the expenses of operation of the Pole and the training in the period from September to December 2017.
The Union of Parishes plays an essential role as an interlocutor with the beneficiary population and as a provider of logistical support necessary for the operation of the project.