How can we collaborate ?

OPTA defines its areas of intervention in accordance with the sustainable development goals. Based on this, we will co-create initiatives within four main axes.

Supported by these four strategic vectors, and taking advantage of our location, we will strive to be facilitators of innovation in maritime space. This space will not be restricted to the aquatic environment and it should always be a way for achieving balance between the culture and the ancestors and the future strategy of the territory.

Photography Mário Ferreira @imnotsupermario

Innovation, Economy and Sustainable Growth.

Stimulate and support entrepreneurship that enhances the mapping, capture and retention of talent in the territory. Development of new businesses that promote fair trade, qualified, creative and valued employment.

Entrepreneurial initiatives that aim to foster public research and simultaneously serve as inspiration and shared learning.

Promotion and valorization of endogenous resources as a strategic basis for sustainable growth and in line with the potential of the territory.

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Proposals for local initiatives and strategies to fight the climate crisis.

Educational actions and access to information.

Promote the circular economy and protect local ecosystems torwards to their valorization and sustainability.

Encourage the use of non-polluting and / or collective means of transport, helping to decarbonize the local community.

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Cultural Identity.

Involve the local community and its cultural, artistic and creative associative movements around a public narrative that strengthens the territory's identity by linking the past to the present and perpetuating it in the future among younger generations.

To preserve the memory of the strong connection of the local community to the sea and fishing activity, also serving as an anchor for future narratives.

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Sustainable Communities and Urban Resilience.

Strengthen democratic culture and civic awareness in order to have more active and committed citizens for the future of their community. Develop initiatives that encourage the active participation, less based on social media and sources of misinformation, by the citizens.

Adopt citizen-centered diffuse design and social innovation strategies, enabling the training and empowerment of vulnerable groups and their inclusion in resilience and integration policies.

Studies and proposals to improve the citizens life quality, creating bases for them to overcome the various impacts proactively facing possible risks and crisis scenarios.

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