Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places



AD&C - Cohesion and Development Agency, Portugal

Head of Studies and Territoirial Policies


Cohesion and Development Agency (AD&C) – Head of Studies and Territorial Policies Current areas of work: regional development and urban-rural linkages; low density areas; multilevel governance and decentralization processes; regional competitiveness, attractiveness and cohesion; demographic challenges and provision of public services. • Programming process of European funds 2021-2027 o Regional Programmes 2030 – responsible for designing and programming the Territorial Instruments within the Policy Objective 5 (PO5) and coordination with other Policy Objectives; o Partnership Agreement Portugal 2030 (Cohesion Policy) – responsible for programming Policy Objective 5 (PO5) “A Europe closer to citizens” and the territorial approach and respective Territorial Instruments; o Technical coordination of the Just Transition Fund and the respective Territorial Just Transition Plans. • Participation in the preparatory work of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR). • “Strategy Portugal 2030” – Responsible for the thematic agenda “A Competitive Country Externally and Internally Cohesive”; • Responsible for the monitoring activities of the Territorial Instruments, municipal investment and territorialisation of the Cohesion Policy Funds in Portugal 2020. • Coordination of studies, analyses and working papers produced at NEPT/UPR on territorial interventions and public policies. • “Development & Cohesion Report 2018” – technical coordination. • “Annual Report of the Funds” – Coordination of the chapters on territorial monitoring and analysis of territorial policies. • Regional Dynamics Network – coordination and animation. • National delegate to the Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) of the OECD and to the Rural Working Party (WPRUR). • AD&C Representative in the Permanent Section of Territorial Based Statistics of the national Superior Statistical Council (CSE).

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