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AML presents Investment Program Manual for Disadvantaged Communities to municipalities

The Lisbon Metropolitan Area today presented its municipalities with the manual of rules with guidelines and procedures for implementing the "Communities in Action" investment program (integrated operations in disadvantaged communities in the Lisbon metropolitan area), which is being implemented as part of the Recovery and Resilience Plan.

The presentation of the beneficiary's manual took place today at the headquarters of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, during a meeting of the metropolitan working group Disadvantaged Communities, led by the first secretary, Carlos Humberto de Carvalho.

With the creation of this technical document to support municipalities and the rest of the ecosystem involved in the "Communities in Action" investment program, AML intends to help speed up its implementation, in accordance with the deadlines set by the mission structure, which stipulates that the entire physical and financial implementation of the project must be completed by December 31, 2025.

The manual systematizes the most relevant aspects for implementing integrated local operations, the process of which is, as Carlos Humberto de Carvalho said, "very complex from a formal, administrative, legal and financial point of view".

It contains factsheets on eligibility rules, support, project implementation, monitoring, reprogramming of operations, communication, the management system and reference documents, among others.

The "Communities in Action - Integrated Metropolitan Operations" Plan

Developed within the framework of the PRR, the "Communities in Action - Metropolitan Integrated Operations" plan has an investment of 121.5 million euros, to be applied in 31 local integrated operations by December 31, 2025.

The money will be used for physical interventions and immaterial actions, in accordance with the characteristics, problems and opportunities of each community, which was and will be involved in the discussion, planning and implementation of the operations, so that the solutions found are effective responses to their concerns. Around 70 partner organizations will be involved in more than a hundred projects of different scopes and scales.

The plan is structured to respond to seven areas of intervention, where various social and economic vulnerabilities are concentrated: the environment and the enhancement of public space, culture and creativity, education, citizenship and community empowerment, employment and the local economy, health and social dynamism.

Updated on 19/04/2023
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