CCDR Algarve restructures the Regional Development Services Department

This is one of the four organic units of the core structure of its services

The Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR) restructured the Directorate of Regional Development Services (DSDR), one of the four organic units of the core structure of its services, «to better respond to the challenges of the region and the mission of coordination and articulation of services».

The competences of this department are grouped in three fundamental domains: cooperation, regional studies and planning.

In the field of cooperation, these services ensure «participation in the Interreg Portugal España 21-27 working group, monitor the implementation of the Operational Program for Cross-border Cooperation Spain – Portugal (POCTEP), of the various bodies Territorial, Management and Management Committee Monitoring through the Algarve Coordination Unit – Regional Management of AC5-Alentejo, Algarve and Andalusia”, explains CCDR Algarve.

More than 50 projects and 100 beneficiaries in this framework are monitored at the level of technical and financial verification.

It also monitors projects developed under the scope of South West Europe (Interreg Sudoe) which supports “regional development through the co-financing of transnational projects through the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) in the territories of Portugal, Spain and France”.

Within the scope of POCTEP, CCDR Algarve «was the leader of the MEDITA project “Mediterranean Diet promotes health”, with the collaboration of three partner entities and, together with the Junta de Andalucia, also promoted the Euroregion Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia ( EuroAAA), created on the 5th of May 2010, and in which, since January 2020, the Algarve has occupied one of the vice-presidencies. DSDR also monitors the work of the Portuguese-Spanish Commission for Cross-Border Cooperation».

In the field of regional studies, DSDR employees «coordinate the Network for Reception of Motorhomes in the Algarve Region (RAARA), a network that brings together almost four dozen spaces (reception areas for motorhomes, camping and caravan parks and campsites rural)', refers to CCDR Algarve.

The socio-economic factors in the Environmental Impact Assessment procedures are also considered by the team and the assessment of the impacts of the Municipal Territorial Administrative Reorganization – Parishes will soon be updated and deepened, given the results of the 2021 Census, in collaboration with Universidade Nova de Lisboa .

The DSDR is also responsible for representing the Work Groups to monitor the “Reactivate Tourism | Building the Future” and “Dwelling in the Interior” and in the Strategy Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Group (GIMAE) of the National Strategy for the Inclusion of Homeless People (ENIPSSA).

The Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) is also monitored in this unit, namely "supporting the municipality of Alcoutim in the process relating to the construction of the Alcoutim-Sanlúcar de Guadiana Bridge, and the notice regarding the new generation Business Reception Areas". refers to CCDR Algarve.

In the field of planning, DSDR employees monitor the themes of the Corporate Reception areas such as Algarve Acolhe (REVIT+), T-Invest (contacts with companies) and in the PRR, ensuring representation in the InvestAlgarve Network (coordinated by AMAL), REDIAL – Algarve Incubator Network and in the Transversal Structure of Good Governance and Transparency.

Employees are part of the CCDR Algarve's Strategic Plan work team on the topics of Tourism and Regional Development and INC2 Circular Cities.

DSDR represents CCDR Algarve in the coordination of Região Inteligente Algarve (RIA), a partnership that integrates the University of Algarve (UAlg), AMAL and RTA.

He is leader of the Regional Commission of the Mediterranean Diet – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and also accompanies the Insular Committee of the “Culatra 2030 – Sustainable Energy Community” initiative.

The DSDR also guarantees the management of competences in the domain of the State's incentive policy for the media.

CCDR Algarve is the host entity of Europe Direct Algarve, and DSDR is responsible for its promotion and representation in the community of centers on a European scale.