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Matosinhos, Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim align strategies for coastline

Litoral Norte – Local Action Group for the Coastal Coast of the municipalities of Vila do Conde, Matosinhos and Póvoa de Varzim met in Vila do Conde with Litoral Rural – Associação de Desenvolvimento Regional

Under discussion was the definition of the future strategy of this intermunicipal project, in the context of preparing the application that will be submitted to the MAR 2030 programme.

Litoral Norte is now under the strategic and operational management of Litoral Rural – Associação de Desenvolvimento Regional, which already assumes this responsibility for the Rural GAL, in which the municipalities of Maia, Santo Tirso and Trofa also participate.

This new approach with the integration of both GAL, Rural and Coastal, in the Regional Development Association – Litoral Rural allows a more concerted strategy and action in two areas considered of extreme importance for this enlarged territory, such as rural development and the economy of the sea, enhancing synergies in the implementation of projects and activities, a greater ability to attract funding, both for private agents and for the public sector, the expansion of the network of partners and greater cohesion and strategic coherence of its projects.

A challenge was also launched for local agents to present differentiating and innovative projects that guarantee the sustainable development of the fishing sector and other activities of the sea economy ecosystem, in order to be integrated in the candidacy strategy for the “MAR 2030” program.


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