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).
Drawing up this document sets out a single, cross-cutting strategy for the entire Lisbon metropolitan area and guides the logic of allocating public investment from the central administration to the region's main priorities.
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.
Its conclusion 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, which has affected Portugal, the European Union and the world.
The document sought to be sufficiently flexible and up-to-date to respond effectively to the social and economic developments of the present day. To this end, the 18 municipalities and experts were consulted on the possible threats and opportunities facing AML today.
The regular and systematic monitoring that began with the conclusion 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.