Algarve (PT15)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Faro
  • Region size icon 4.997 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 465.701 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 9.244,76 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 4,31 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 5,90 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 0,50 (2020)
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S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Agro-food Strengthen innovation and the use of technologies (automation, ICTs) in the agro-food sector. This will add value to the agro-food regional value chain.
Health and life sciences that address social needs, such as care for older people from abroad, and rehabilitation (based on a growing market of foreign people living in the region).
ICTs and cultural industries Development of ICTs to foster the emergence of new businesses and to strengthen the development of existing regional activities.
Tourism and diversification into related industries Although tourism is a well-established sector in Algarve, it is important to diversify into related activities that go beyond promoting this region as a "sun and sea" destination. The objective is to develop or strengthen nautical, cultural, nature and business related activities. Another important aspect is the development of health and residential care facilities to attract retired people from other European countries.
Maritime activities Regard the sea as a strategic resource for the region. This includes the development of activities that range from traditional fishery, tourism and leisure to R&D activities to explore and add value to unexplored marine resources.
Renewable Energies The objective of the region is to climb in the renewable energies value chain, and start developing and producing renewable energies technologies. Currently, such technologies are not developed in the region, and it simply develops activities related to the construction, management and monitoring of the facilities.

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