A Technical Assistance project about empowering local and regional actors to work more effectively with rural communities in order to revitalise these areas.
Alto Minho is a mountainous area which despite its highly valued landscape and ecosystems, is facing significant socioeconomic challenges, abandonment and depopulation. The project aimed to revitalise the intervention area by empowering local and regional rural development actors to work more effectively with rural communities.The project activities include creating mechanisms and routines for sharing knowledge and resources. This will bring R&D and local entrepreneurs closer together. It will also promote networking to facilitate information sharing and establish links between people and partner institutions, as well as between regional and local levels. The project will work closely with local communities and share its results so that others can learn from it.
The project is expected to increase local actors’ knowledge about new opportunities on how to improve the living and working conditions in their area, according to modern expectations and standards.
Local actors will improve their ability to draft and implement territorial development strategies so as to make best use of the resources in their area.
Increase the capacity of local actors to use and integrate the relevant information generated by the project into decisions regarding rural development at local and regional levels.