Forum “Territórios con Futuro” – 16th October 2021

Organised by RURITAGE partners AEICE – Habitat Eficiente and their local development initiative, SomosDueroDouro, the “Territórios con Futuro” forum, live on the 16th of October, will work as reflection hub to promote the Duero/Douro brand and discover the social and entrepreneurial capital already in place.

“Territorios con Futuro” aims to create a union between initiatives that fight depopulation in different rural areas of the Douro basin. The objective is to recognize the hidden people who work every day to enhance the cultural and natural heritage of the region, people and enterprises that make local efforts with a high level of personal commitment.” – said Marta Blanco García from the AEICE HUB.

Targeted at the civil society, the forum will take place in the historical Casas del Tratado, in Tordesillas where in 1494 The Treaty of Tordesillas, that divided the newly-discovered lands outside Europe between the Portuguese Empire and the Spanish Empire along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, was signed.

The forum is divided into 3 round tables which will focus on innovation, heritage and tourism – territory. The chosen organisations, mainly NGO’s will briefly explain their experience and followed by open debate. Finally, a last round table will present the conclusions.

Register on the forum website.