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The AML has taken on the promotion of strategic and operational planning through programs and interventions of metropolitan scale and impact, promoting the integrated and cohesive development of its territory.

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Promoting strategic and operational planning

The Lisbon Metropolitan Area has taken on the promotion of strategic and operational planning capable of allowing the definition of programs and interventions of metropolitan scale and impact, in multiple domains, in order to promote an integrated and cohesive development of its territory.

The 2030 regional strategy, agreed between the Lisbon Metropolitan Area and the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Coordination and Development Commission, establishes a vision of economic, social and environmental development for the territory, based on a wide range of contributions from the various regional players, with the aim of positioning the Lisbon metropolitan region as the country's major development engine.

AML will also play a leading role in applying the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) to the territory, in order to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the pandemic, thus contributing to making our society more inclusive, fair, sustainable, cohesive, resilient and better prepared for the challenges of the present.

AML is responsible for participating in the management of regional development support programs. In this context, the management contract for the Pact for Territorial Development and Cohesion (PDCT-AML) was signed for the 2014-2020 programming period, with an overall Fund allocation of 89,300,000.00 euros.

As an intermediary body for POR Lisboa 2020, AML is responsible, among other things, for analyzing candidate projects, verifying the conditions of acceptability and admissibility of the beneficiary and the operation, as well as assessing the merit of the applications submitted.

In addition to its competencies as an intermediary body, AML has expertise in the preparation of supramunicipal applications to European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programs, as well as in the preparation and monitoring of applications to national programs.

AML Strategy 2030

The AML 2030 Strategy is the result of work carried out by the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR LVT) and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) between November 2019 and March 2020.
The definition of the strategy, which is supported by an intense process of consultation with regional strategic players, was based on the documents "AML Horizonte 2030. Elements for a strategic reflection" (AML, 2018) and "Towards a 2030 Strategy for the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region" (CCDR LVT, 2018).
In the words of the first secretary of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Carlos Humberto de Carvalho, the aim of drawing up this document is "to set a single, cross-cutting strategy for the entire Lisbon metropolitan area and to guide the logic of allocating public investment from the central administration to those that are the region's main priorities".
Its completion, in June 2020, coincided with the emergence of the first signs of the social and economic impacts of the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
This document sought to be sufficiently flexible and up-to-date to respond highly effectively to economic developments. To this end, the 18 local authorities and experts were consulted on the possible threats and opportunities facing the AML today.
The regular and systematic monitoring that began with the completion of this strategy will make it possible to verify, and possibly adjust, the adequacy of the positioning advocated here with the social and economic challenges posed in the medium and long term.

Thematic areas
The AML 2030 strategy is built around five thematic areas: innovation and competitiveness, environmental sustainability and risk resilience, empowerment and social cohesion, mobility and sustainable connectivity, and urban development. The approach outlined also takes into account three areas that cut across the entire strategy: culture and innovation, climate action and demographic sustainability.

POAT – Programa Operacional específico para a Assistência Técnica

No período de programação 2014-2020, e tendo em consideração a execução de vários fundos em paralelo em várias categorias de regiões, é necessário assegurar um quadro em que a programação da assistência técnica seja um elemento facilitador da criação de mecanismos de execução efetivos e, ao mesmo tempo, simplificados.

No âmbito da coordenação e gestão de fundos, existe um conjunto significativo de matérias que extravasam o âmbito de aplicação de cada programa operacional, assumindo uma natureza transversal, e que, como tal, justificam a criação de um Programa Operacional específico para a Assistência Técnica.

De forma a responder às necessidades de suporte a estas funções transversais assumidas no âmbito do sistema de gestão e controlo, acompanhamento, avaliação e comunicação do conjunto dos programas a AML teve aprovadas as operações:

Plano de Ação de Base Territorial ITI AML2030 (POAT-01-6177-FEDER-000412) – Para a realização de trabalhos prévios, de natureza técnica, à elaboração do plano de ação para a contratualização do ITI da Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, como previsto no Acordo de Parceria Portugal 2030. Os trabalhos realizados dividiram-se em duas fases, de sistematização e atualização da ERL2030 e de identificação das ações estruturantes do ITI. (Ficha Projeto)

Estratégia sub-regional da Área Metropolitana de Lisboa (POAT-01-6177-FEDER-000089) – Com objetivo de preparar o próximo período de programação de fundos europeus, através da realização de uma estratégia sub-regional operativa que permita a implementação de uma intervenção integrada, suportada na avaliação da experiência anterior e num diagnóstico de necessidades. Contempla a estratégia, o plano de intervenções que a concretiza, o modelo de governo, o sistema de monitorização e um plano de comunicação. (Ficha Projeto)

Avaliação do grau de concretização da Estratégia Integrada de Desenvolvimento Territorial e do Pacto para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão Territorial (ver documento)

Relatório elaborado pelo Centro de Estudos e Desenvolvimento Regional e Urbano (CEDRU) para a Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, no âmbito da aquisição de serviços de apoio técnico à definição da estratégia sub-regional tendo em vista a concretização de uma intervenção operacional integrada de base territorial na Área Metropolitana de Lisboa durante o ciclo de programação 2021-2027, de acordo com estabelecido na alínea a) do ponto 9 da RCM n.º 97/2020, de 13 de novembro.

O documento tem como objetivo global avaliar o nível de concretização da estratégia definida para a Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, tendo como horizonte o período de execução dos Fundos Europeus 2014-2020 a partir da análise da implementação do PDCT AML 2014-2020, nomeadamente dos níveis de concretização das operações que o contemplam, à data de 31.12.2022

Pact for Territorial Development and Cohesion

On August 14, 2015, the management contract for the Pact for Territorial Development and Cohesion (PDCT-AML) was signed between the Managing Authority of the Lisbon Regional Operational Program, the Managing Authority of the Operational Program for Sustainability and Efficiency in the Use of Resources (PO SEUR) and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, with an overall fund allocation of 89,300,000.00 euros.
The POR Lisboa 2020 provides support of 51,000,000.00 euros from the ERDF and 37,000,000.00 euros from the ESF, totaling 88,000,000.00 euros, and the PO SEUR provides support of 1,300,000.00 euros from the Cohesion Fund, to support projects under the following investment priorities:
PI 4.3 Support for energy efficiency in public infrastructures, intelligent energy management and the use of renewable energies in public infrastructures, including public buildings.
PI 5.1 - Support for investment in adaptation to climate change, including ecosystem-based approaches.
PI 5.2 - Promoting investments to address specific risks, ensure resilience to disasters and develop disaster management systems (measures identified in the respective emergency and civil protection plans).
PI 6.3 - Conservation, protection, promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage.
PI 8.3 - Self-employment, entrepreneurship and business creation, including innovative micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
PI 9.1 - Active inclusion, including with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation and improving employability.
PI 9.4 - Improving access to sustainable, high-quality and affordable services, including health care and social services of general interest.
PI 9.7 - Investment in health and social infrastructure that contributes to national, regional and local development, the reduction of health inequalities, the promotion of social inclusion through better access to social, cultural and recreational services, as well as the transition from institutional to community-based services.
PI 10.1 - Reducing and preventing early school leaving and promoting equal access to good quality early childhood, primary and secondary education, including formal, non-formal and informal learning pathways for reintegration into education and training.
PI 10.5 - Investments in education, training and vocational training for skills acquisition and lifelong learning through the development of education and training infrastructure.

POR Lisboa 2020

Strategic Objectives
The Lisbon Region's main ambition for the 2014-2020 period is to continue on the development path it has been following since 1986, overcoming social and economic bottlenecks and making more intelligent, inclusive and sustainable use of the potential generated by the territory and its human, cultural and environmental capital.
In the context of drawing up the Lisbon Regional Action Plan 2014-2020, the supporting document for the ROP Lisbon 2020, and the Regional Strategy for Intelligent Specialization, the region's strategic positioning was reassessed.
It was concluded that the "Lisboa 2020 Regional Strategy", drawn up in 2007, remains valid as a general reference, but that by 2020 it will be necessary to: focus more on sectors, taking into account the Regional Strategy for Intelligent Specialization; focus more on the territory, defined by the Integrated Territorial Development Approach; and focus more on the major societal and environmental challenges identified at European level and with greater expression in the region, expressed by the recent evolution of socio-economic indicators and the opportunities that have arisen within the framework of the European and global economy.
Thus, the Lisbon region has chosen to focus its efforts on projects that promote research, technological development, innovation and increased competitiveness of SMEs, energy efficiency and the protection of the environment and biodiversity, inclusion, education and lifelong learning.
In short, projects that aim to make the Lisbon region more competitive in the global economy, more inclusive in terms of access to the labor market for young people, the less qualified and the most disadvantaged, and more sustainable in terms of the use of resources.

POR Lisboa 2020 - AML Technical Assistance 2016-2017 | POR Lisboa 2020 - AML Technical Assistance 2018 POR Lisboa 2020 - AML Technical Assistance 2019-2020 | POR Lisboa 2020 - AML Technical Assistance 2021-2022 and 2023

Priority Axes
The POR Lisboa 2020 is structured around the following priority axes: strengthening research, technological development and innovation; strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs; supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in all sectors; preserving and protecting the environment and promoting the efficient use of resources; promoting the sustainability and quality of employment and supporting the mobility of workers; promoting social inclusion and combating poverty and discrimination; investing in education, training and vocational training for the acquisition of skills and lifelong learning; sustainable urban development; and technical assistance.

Geographical area
Lisboa 2020 supports investments made in the Lisbon Region (NUTSII), which is made up of two NUTSIII - Greater Lisbon and the Setúbal Peninsula. The Greater Lisbon region includes the municipalities of Mafra, Vila Franca de Xira, Cascais, Oeiras, Lisbon, Sintra, Amadora, Odivelas and Loures and the Setúbal Peninsula includes the municipalities of Almada, Barreiro, Seixal, Moita, Alcochete, Sesimbra, Montijo, Palmela and Setúbal.


PO SEUR - Operational Programme for Sustainability and Efficiency in the Use of Resources, created by the European Commission in December 2014, emerged as one of the 16 programmes for the operationalization of the Portugal 2020 Strategy (a partnership agreement established between Portugal and the European Commission that brings together the work of the five European Structural and Investment Funds - ERDF, Cohesion Fund, ESF, EAFRD and EMFF - in which the programming principles that enshrine the economic, social and territorial development policy to be promoted in Portugal between 2014 and 2020 are defined).

Within this framework, Portugal has defined the thematic objectives to stimulate growth and job creation and the interventions needed to achieve them, as well as the outputs and results expected from this funding.

PO SEUR - Operational Program for Sustainability and Efficiency in the Use of Resources aims to make a special contribution to the priority of sustainable growth, responding to the challenges of transitioning to a low-carbon economy, based on more efficient use of resources and promoting greater resilience in the face of climate risks and disasters.

Portugal is seeking a sustainable growth path based on a more competitive and resilient development model, with less consumption of natural and energy resources, while at the same time generating new job opportunities, wealth creation and strengthening knowledge.
The 2014-2020 programming process aimed to anticipate and adapt Europe to major global changes in the field of energy, climate change and the more efficient use of resources from a dynamic perspective that links competitiveness and sustainability.

See documents here .

The strategy for the OP SEUR is based on a multidimensional perspective of sustainability based on three strategic pillars which are the origin of the three investment axes: supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in all sectors; promoting adaptation to climate change and risk prevention and management; and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
Portugal presents conditions and opportunities in the field of the green economy, which should be exploited and taken advantage of to create greater wealth and employment. The country is strongly committed to encouraging the green economy, through different mechanisms (fiscal, regulatory, investment), encouraging the public and private sectors to intervene more and more in this area, and the investments planned in the areas covered by the PO SEUR will also generate significant opportunities for various sectors and activities, in terms of income and employment.

Other financing

The Lisbon Metropolitan Area signed a financing contract with DGAL and CCDRLVT in September 2015, with a view to carrying out three projects with an eligible investment of 244,771.10 euros and a financing rate of 70%.

AML Shared Information and Decision System - SIDP - AML

This operation is characterized by three dimensional levels: communication, foresight and organization and equipment.

Communication dimension
The aim is to build an interoperability system with the various stakeholders, namely a collaborative network platform for the different areas of AML's activity. This would serve working groups, the Lisbon Metropolitan Council, the executive committee, the Strategic Council for Metropolitan Development, municipalities and other municipal and inter-municipal entities that make up the AML central purchasing body.

The aim is also to develop a more qualified INFOGET platform, with documentary information on land use planning and management, and to redefine the communication strategy for the AML website, given that AML will be part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Transport Authority.

Foresight dimension
The aim is to build an instrumental knowledge base, with a view to the sustainability of the decision-making system.
This includes updating the AML Atlas (2020), with a view to making it available in WEBSIG format, as a decision-making tool.

Organizational dimension and equipment
The aim is to provide the support structure for all the actions with adequate and essential equipment to achieve the objectives, namely with the acquisition of basic topographic cartography and orthophotomaps on a metropolitan scale, computer support equipment (three workstations and a plotter) and software - ArcGIS license that connects maps, applications, data and people, so that smarter and faster decisions can be made (an essential tool to support the prospective dimension of Knowing).

The application was approved with a total eligible investment of 159,771.10 euros, to which is associated a 70% contribution of 111,839.77 euros.

Metropolitan Training Needs Anticipation System

With the development of a metropolitan system for anticipating training needs, AML is taking on a logic of inter-municipal intervention and is responding to the unavoidable demands being made in the fields of education and training, as instruments for tackling the problems and challenges of economic and social development.

With the development of this project, AML intends to support the design and implementation of an action strategy that ensures a short- and medium-term strategic vision for investment in human capital and, more specifically, the production of a diagnosis on regional qualification priorities, which should guide the constitution of the network of level 4 and 5 qualifying training offers of the National Qualifications Framework starting in the 2016 - 2017 school year.

The presentation of the project's contents begins with a brief reference to the Model for Anticipating Qualification Needs proposed by ANQEP and a brief explanation of the products and results associated with drawing up the Qualifications Strategy for AML project, followed by the methodological component and the general timetable for the work.

The aim of this model is for it to form the basis of a continuous and sustained intervention in the planning of the supply of intermediate-level qualifications coordinated by ANQEP.

For this reason, the model should consider an initial operationalization in the short term and provide for its replication at later times, distinguishing different levels of depth in the diagnosis in order to safeguard the reasonableness and viability of the effort to be undertaken in this area on an annual basis.

The short-term stage is between the start of the work and the planning exercise for the supply network for the 2016/2017 school year. This goal requires that the results of the work to be carried out can help support the process of determining the network of dual certification courses to be funded in the 2016/2017 school year and, at the same time, provide useful guidelines for the vocational training system as a whole. With regard to the medium-term horizon, it is understood that the programming period of the new cycle of EU support (2014 - 2020) is the benchmark to be used.

In these terms, the model includes two levels of approach: the collection, processing and analysis of information that enables a basic diagnosis to be made of trends in qualification needs at a national level, and the collection, processing and analysis of information that enables in-depth diagnoses to be made at an inter-municipal level and, in this way, specific strategies for investing in the development of human resources throughout the AML territory to be drawn up.

The work will comprise three modules that work together and produce complementary results:

- A diagnostic module to identify priorities and recommendations for the process of setting up and defining the dual certification network;

Product: Priorities and recommendations for defining the network of dual certification offers.

- A planning support module that presupposes the participation and support for the dynamization of meetings of actors in the regional education and training system, in accordance with the model proposed by ANQEP, and which will aim to draw up and agree on a proposal for a regional network to be submitted to the competent authorities;

Product: Proposal for a regional network of dual certification offers agreed with stakeholders and organized for submission to the competent authorities.

- A module for drawing up proposals for action in the field of vocational training for the region, based on the diagnostic elements collected in the diagnostic module, existing information in AML and some complementary empirical collection.

Product: A metropolitan strategy and action plan for vocational training, highlighting the qualitative content drawn from the diagnostic work carried out.

The application was approved with a total eligible investment of 50,000.00 euros, to which is associated a 70% contribution of 35,000.00 euros.

Center for Metropolitan Sustainability

This application approved the preparation of a mobility and accessibility study for AML's health facilities.

This study, after a diagnosis of the current situation, will analyze a set of demographic, socio-economic and financial indicators reflecting the main constraints on the population's mobility in accessing these facilities. Based on these elements and against the backdrop of the ongoing reform of the health system, it will be possible to more effectively adapt the AML's accessibility and mobility strategy to these services.

The healthcare access mobility study will seek to promote the balanced development of all modes of transport considered, while encouraging the shift to more sustainable modes of transport.
The study will present an integrated set of measures of a technical and political nature, aimed at infrastructure and non-binding measures, aimed at improving performance and cost-effectiveness with regard to the stated general objective and specific objectives.

In pursuit of these goals, the mobility and accessibility study for health facilities that we propose to prepare aims to contribute to the development of a mobility system for citizens as users of SNS facilities that is accessible and satisfies the basic mobility needs of all users of care; seeks to describe the level of satisfaction of users, relating it to accessibility to existing health facilities in the AML; responds in a balanced way to the different needs of citizens in terms of mobility and transport services;
guides a balanced development and better integration of the different modes of transport; meets sustainability requirements, balancing the needs of economic viability, social justice, health and environmental quality; optimizes the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of both health facilities and mobility-related infrastructure and equipment; improves the attractiveness of the urban environment, quality of life and public health; improves traffic safety; and contributes to a better overall performance of the trans-European transport network and the European transport system as a whole.

The study will cover the following areas, among others: diagnosis of the current mobility situation in the AML, with regard to access to health facilities, the impact of the public transport network on access to health care facilities, and the definition of guidelines to be developed within the framework of the reorganization of the health equipment network.

The application was approved with a total eligible investment of 35,000.00 euros, to which is associated a 70% contribution of 24,500.00 euros.

Actualizado a 22/04/2024
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