CCDR Open Days begin in a «project that leverages and multiplies the region»

Throughout the months of June, July, September and October, citizens will be invited to learn about more projects

Photo: Beatriz Bento | Sul Informação

How were European Funds managed in the region and what were they used for? It is precisely to answer these questions and make various projects known that the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR) began this Tuesday, June 18th, to promote the “Open Days” initiative, in Clinical Simulation Center from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Algarve. 

«All authorities that manage funds must develop a communication plan and this plan involves promoting projects, that is, making known how much funding they have received from European funds. Open Days are one of the suggestions for work between management team authorities and we tried to focus on more leveraging projects that have a multiplier effect on the region – and this is one of them», he told Sul Informação José Apolinário, president of CCDR Algarve, on the sidelines of the visit to the Clinical Simulation Center, on the Gambelas Campus of UAlg, in Faro.

Officially opened on March 1st of last year, this center aims to “provide the trainee with teaching in the clinical and surgical area, developing a critical and constructive vision based on multiple practices related to their area of ​​academic training, which involve physical and clinical examination, from the initial evolution of the disease, to the sequence of systematized care, including the resource plan for each situation».

More than 1500 graduates have already passed through there, from the areas of medicine and nursing, from the region and beyond.


Photo: Beatriz Bento | Sul Informação


In the words of Inês Araújo, director of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Algarve, this Center guarantees «training that is, in terms of technological innovation, at the forefront and we also have the capacity to be a pole of attractiveness for training subsequent to initial training here in the region».

«The feedback from those who pass by has been very positive. This investment with European funds makes us a highly qualified and differentiated structure in the region, which puts us on the simulation map not only in Portugal but in Europe as well and which allows us to provide a training structure that we previously did not have the capacity to offer», remains professional.

This was the first initiative carried out within the scope of the “Open Days”, but, throughout the months of June, July, September and October, citizens will be invited to learn about more projects linked to different areas, in social solidarity, health, innovation and science, including business projects, culture and cultural heritage.

«This action aims to raise awareness and encourage citizens to discover projects financed by the European Union close to where they live, highlighting the importance of European funds for regional development», explains CCDR Algarve.

Anyone who wants to participate can register here


Photos: Beatriz Bento | Sul Informação




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