The city council of Silves once again received the distinction "Municipality of Sport", conferred by APOGESD – Portuguese Association for Sport Management and by the Social City platform. The distinction was handed over to the Mayor of Silves, Rosa Palma, at the hands of the President of APOGESD, Pedro Mortágua Soares.
«This distinction recognizes, for the third consecutive year, the good practices and the intervention of the municipality in sports development, the results obtained and the adoption of
continuous improvement of the municipality ”, stresses from the outset silvense city council. The program Sport-Friendly Municipality constitutes a group of good practices in benchmarking and training in relation to the model of intervention of municipalities in the practice of physical activities and sports development as well as the results obtained by Portuguese municipalities.
The awarding of this award is made through the evaluation of several parameters, such as organization, sports planning and the economic dimension; existing sports facilities and organizations; physical activity, sports and training events; physical activity and sports programs; strategies and practices to promote ecological sustainability and energy efficiency; solidarity sport practices and the promotion of sport ethics and values; existing partnerships; the reality of sport and regular physical activity; compliance with legislation and the implementation of marketing, communication and innovation strategies.