The "Communities in Action, Integrated Metropolitan Operations" initiative is one of the biggest investments made in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in terms of disadvantaged communities and will be implemented through six inter-municipal interventions, made up of 31 local operations.
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- Education and social development in the spotlight at the "Communities in Action" seminar
- Seminar shows municipalities' work for disadvantaged communities under the PRR
- Communities in Action meeting showcases ongoing projects for disadvantaged communities
Communities in Action" Local Meeting
Alcochete, February 2024
Social Responses of the Recovery and Resilience Plan
The Metropolitan Plan for Integrated Operations in Disadvantaged Communities in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area will be implemented under component C3 - Social Responses of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, the national instrument of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism approved by the European Commission.
The investment in Integrated Operations in Disadvantaged Communities in the Metropolitan Areas of Lisbon and Porto (RE-C03.i06) aims to tackle the multiple factors of exclusion that reinforce each other and severely affect some under-represented, disadvantaged territories and communities at risk of social exclusion in the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Porto.
With this plan it is hoped not only to mitigate the effects of recent social crises, but also to make these communities more resilient:
- promoting employment, training and qualifications;
- fighting school failure and dropout;
- empowering excluded communities and strengthening networks and partnerships;
- promoting full and complete citizenship;
- stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship;
- qualifying and regenerating the urban environment and public spaces;
- facilitating access to culture and creativity;
- promoting active and healthy ageing and improving access to health care
- fighting stigmatization and discrimination.
Drawn up as part of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, it will be implemented through 6 inter-municipal interventions, made up of 31 local operations.
Each of these operations will focus on a parish and will be developed in partnership with the municipality, local organizations and central government services, implementing Action Plans discussed with and for the community.
These partnerships will make it possible to create synergies and stimulate learning between all the entities involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, making local communities the protagonists of change.
How it will be implemented
This innovative plan will be implemented according to an integrated, multi-level and multi-actor governance model, which includes: the metropolitan level, in global coordination; the sub-regional level, in cooperation between municipalities; and the local level, in its operationalization by communities.
As part of the PRR Investment - Integrated Operations in Disadvantaged Communities in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, AML has signed up to the ARACHNE tool as a risk mitigation tool for situations involving conflict of interest, fraud, corruption and double financing.
The ARACHNE tool is the risk scoring instrument that the European Commission has developed in close collaboration with some of the Member States.
ARACNHE establishes an exhaustive database of projects implemented under the European Structural Funds and communicated by the various Managing Authorities, enriched with data from information in the public domain, in order to identify, based on a set of risk indicators, projects, beneficiaries, contracts and contractors likely to entail risks of fraud, conflicts of interest or irregularities.
More information about ARACHNE here.