The Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana Abrunhosa, presides today, Friday, 11, at 10:30 am, in Loulé, at a session of the Regional Council of the Algarve dedicated to the discussion and voting of the Regional Strategy Algarve 2030.
Carlos Miguel, Assistant Secretary of State and Regional Development will also be present at the meeting.
Integrated in the strategic reflection promoted by the Government on the future of Portugal and the Algarve in the medium and long term, it was “an exercise of the greatest importance”, in the words of Francisco Serra, chairman of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR), translating into a document in which are listed “the major objectives and priorities for the region, as well as the public policies that compete for them”.
“The preparation of the next programming period presupposes the development of a prospective diagnosis that allows framing the regional reality, in what are its constraints, its capacities and the existing opportunities or that can be foreseen”, underlines Francisco Serra.
The moment, he adds, “requires increased responsibility on the part of regional actors, with a view to valuing strategic assets, endogenous resources and installed skills that have not been affected and that should be placed at the service of the recovery and affirmation of the Algarve”.
For the official, "compromising a long-term strategy with immediate response approaches, which fit into their own instruments, already activated, can generate consequences as severe as those of the crisis itself".
This session of the Regional Council of the Algarve, consultative body of CCDR / Algarve, closes a set of fifty hearings and public consultations developed since 2018 to debate and build the Regional Strategy for the Algarve 2030, in a process that directly involved around 1,200 participants the most varied institutional, economic and social sectors in the region.
The session will take place at the Cine-Teatro Louletano, under the presidency of Vítor Aleixo (president of the Regional Council and of the Municipality of Loulé), and the election of members of the respective permanent committee (vice president and member) is also included in the agenda. and the representative of the Algarve in the Economic and Social Council, to be elected from among the representatives of the local authorities (municipalities and parishes) of the Algarve.