André Jordan, João Cravinho and Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins debate Algarve's economy

André Jordan, Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins and João Cravinho are invited to the second session of the conversation cycle “The Algarve, Portugal and […]

Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins

André Jordan, Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins and João Cravinho are guests of the second session of the cycle of conversations “The Algarve, Portugal and the Future”, which will debate the Algarve economy this Friday, from 21 pm, at the João de Deus Secondary School Amphitheater, in Faro.

The panel brings together experts in the field.

For example, João Cravinho was Minister of Equipment, Planning and Territory Administration, while André Jordan was the great mentor of the Quinta do Lago tourist enterprise.

Guilherme d' Oliveira Martins was finance minister and is now executive director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Also invited to the debate were António Rebelo de Sousa, economist, and Vítor Neto, former Secretary of State for Tourism and current president of NERA – Business Association of the Algarve Region.

The moderation will be Maria Augusta Casaca, journalist from TSF, and the session will feature a panel of interventions made up of André Oliveira, João Ministro and Luís Serra Coelho.

In order to think about and debate this theme, «it was proposed to the interveners not a diagnosis of problems, although their identification assumes relevance both in the definition of objectives and paths to be followed, nor an exercise of prospective reflection and consequent elaboration of development scenarios» , explains the publisher “Sul, Sol e Sal”, which promotes this cycle of conversations, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Faro.

What was asked, then, was “the adoption of an affective perspective. Which country and region do each of them want in the future? Desire without losing the pragmatism necessary to identify key areas, strategic policies, ways of seeing and doing differently».

«What must be done in the productive structure, in the internationalization of the economy, in the role of the State in order to have», in the future, «the Algarve and Portugal that each one carries in their hearts?».

Opening the session, the study “The Algarve: Socioeconomic Analysis” will be presented, commissioned by Sul, Sol e Sal to Celina Luís and António Rebelo de Sousa.

The study provides a current portrait of the Algarve, raising the most up-to-date statistics regarding its territory, its demography, its contribution to national wealth and its socioeconomic dynamics, pointing out the most relevant issues in these domains, from a perspective of sustainable development of mid-term.

Entry to the session is free. This initiative will be broadcast on streaming and can be followed, live, on the page of South, Sol and Sal's Facebook.

In the first cycle of conversations, João Guerreiro, former rector of the University of Algarve, defended the need for a “regional project” for the Algarve.