City: São Brás de Alportel
Web site: http://www.in-loco.pt
In Loco Association is a non-profit organisation that was created in 1988 in order to support and consolidate local development initiatives and to promote active citizenship. It has a direct impact on the Serra do Caldeirão territories, located in the rural inland of the Algarve region. And it also operates, through training and consulting activities, in projects led by other institutions in different parts of the country.
Its strategic objectives are:
To qualify and value people and organisations
To qualify and value the territory of intervention from a sustainability perspective;
To promote active and supportive citizenship;
To encourage and support entrepreneurship and local initiative;
To produce knowledge to support the intervention.
Keywords: Community Led Local Development (CLLD), territorial dialogue, participation by inhabitants, participatory action research, local products, integrated rural development, rural entrepreneurship