The "Communities in Action" seminar, which will take place tomorrow, November 21, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., at Celeiro da Patriarcal, in Vila Franca de Xira, will be streamed on the Mural 18 platform and on the Vila Franca de Xira municipality's YouTube page.
The seminar will showcase the work that six municipalities in the Lisbon metropolitan area have been carrying out in the areas of education (Vila Franca de Xira, Alcochete and Sesimbra) and social development (Mafra, Amadora and Moita), as part of the metropolitan plan to support disadvantaged communities.
The influence of education in promoting inclusion and combating inequalities, and social development as a mechanism for metropolitan cohesion and the autonomy of communities, will also be highlighted in two thematic round tables that will feature experts from leading national institutions and political representatives from municipalities in the Lisbon metropolitan area.
The seminar will be the first of three events of this type that will focus annually on the thematic axes of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Integrated Operations in Disadvantaged Communities in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.
The seminar program can be found here.
Metropolitan plan to support disadvantaged communities in the Lisbon metropolitan area
The metropolitan plan to support disadvantaged communities in the Lisbon metropolitan area will be implemented in 31 local operations, in all the municipalities of the Lisbon metropolitan area, until December 2025.
It has funding of 121.5 million euros from the PRR - Recovery and Resilience Plan. The funds are being applied to physical interventions and immaterial actions, according to the characteristics, problems and opportunities of each community.
The planning and implementation of operations involve the communities, so that the solutions found are effective responses to their concerns and needs.