The Monitoring Committee of the Algarve 2030 Regional Program meets today, June 5th, to take stock «on the implementation of European Funds in the Region, progress of Portugal 2030, analysis and approval of the selection criteria for applications and presentation of evaluation and communication plans», according to the Coordination and Regional Development Commission (CCDR) of the Algarve.
At this meeting, which includes the participation of those responsible for the European Commission and the Agency for Development and Cohesion, the Directorate-General for Employment of the European Commission will also present the main guidelines of the European Year of Skills – 2023.
Also this Monday there will be work visits to projects developed with the support of European Funds managed in the region, more precisely to Necton – Companhia Portuguesa de Culturas Marinhas, in Olhão, to the rehabilitation of Cineteatro António Pinheiro, in Tavira, and to ERPI and Center for Alzheimer's Day and Other Dementia, in Castro Marim.
During the technical meetings, “ongoing work will be discussed on the application of funds made available by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in the global amount of 780 million Euros, namely in the field of the Integrated Territorial Instrument (ITI)Waters and Landscape Ecosystems, Action Program for the Development of Endogenous Resources (PADRE), economic diversification and tourism».
During the working visits, which took place from the 2nd to the 5th of June, the representatives of the European Commission had the «opportunity to meet companies and institutions with innovative projects in the areas of capacity building, training and social innovation, as well as in areas of productive innovation, animation and cultural development and support and social integration in the municipalities of Castro Marim, Faro, Olhão and Tavira».
The Monitoring Committee is made up of the chairman of the Steering Committee, who chairs it, and six dozen representatives of the body coordinating the cohesion policy funds, the certifying authority, the intermediate bodies, the services and bodies of the Central Administration, the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities (ANMP), the National Association of Parishes (ANAFRE), the Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve (AMAL), the Algarve Regional Council, the Permanent Commission for Social Dialogue of the Economic and Social Council (CES), the Permanent Commission for the Social and Solidarity Sector, the Intersectoral Coordination Council of CCDR Algarve, the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP), the Coordinating Council of Higher Polytechnic Institutes (CCISP), the National Youth Council (CNJ), the Confederation Portuguese Association for the Defense of the Environment (CPADA), the Portuguese Platform for Non-Governmental Organizations for Development (NGO ADRA), Local Development Agencies (through the Minha Terra Federation), business associations representing the Region (NERA and AHETA) , the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE), regional institutions in the area of art and culture (Orquestra do Algarve) and bodies responsible for promoting social inclusion, fundamental rights, the rights of people with disabilities, gender equality and non-discrimination.