Marca Açores attends SAGAL with 28 companies from various islands

The Azores Brand will be present at SAGAL 2024 – the Flavours of Portugal Export Fair, with the participation of 28 companies from various islands and different food production sectors. This is the second year running that the Azores have been present at this event, held at the Lisbon International Fair (FIL), an initiative dedicated …

António Ventura highlights growth of qualified PDO and PGI products in the Azores

António Ventura, Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Food, emphasizes the notable growth of PDO and PGI community qualifications in the Azores, with the positive impact on the local economy by boosting employment and preserving the environment. António Ventura emphasizes the crucial importance of certifications in rural regions such as the Azores, influencing development, land-use planning …

“Horta Sustainable Tourism” – Horta Town Council promotes water conservation initiative among tourist businesses by supplying flow regulators

Horta Town Hall has launched the ‘Horta Sustainable Tourism’ campaign, handing out flow regulators to companies in the tourist accommodation sector. This measure, part of the 2nd Municipal Sustainable Development Week, is the result of an application to the PRORURAL+ program (Media 7.6.1), aimed at raising awareness and reducing water consumption in the tourism sector. …

North and Azores to be supported by European mechanism to attract talent

Ten European regions have been chosen by the European Commission to receive support from a mechanism designed to mitigate the effects of demographic change, such as the flight of young and qualified people. Among them are the north of Portugal and the Azores. Announced by the European Commission, the second pillar of the Talent Enhancement …

Azorean government to invest more than 1.5 million euros in social passes in 2023

In 2023, the Government of the Azores invested more than 1.5 million euros in implementing and expanding the free social pass in the region. This measure covered various sectors of the population, providing more accessible and easier access to public transport, thus contributing to more sustainable and inclusive mobility. This investment represents a significant commitment …

Brussels approves Azores Transport Plan until 2030

The European Commission has approved the Azores Transport Plan until 2030. This plan, submitted by the region, includes an initial investment of 53 million euros for inter-island public service obligations, under Specific Objective RSO3.2. Financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the Azores 2030 Transport Plan aims to strengthen regional and local mobility, promoting a …

Certificação Florestas Açores

Renewal of Forest Certification in São Miguel

The renewed certification of the Forest Perimeter and Regional Forests on the island of São Miguel is granted by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)®, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forest management around the world. This revalidation of the certification reflects the commitment of the Government of the Azores to promote a forestry …

Leading Destinations World Azores

Azores integrated into “Leading Destinations of the World” programmed

EarthCheck has just integrated the Azores into the “Leading Destinations of the World” programmed, based on the work carried out by the Government of the Azores, through the Secretariat for Tourism, Mobility and Infrastructure, with regard to sustainable tourism development. The Azores became the first archipelago in the world to receive the “Sustainable Tourism Destination” …

Ponta Delgada introduces card-accessible eco-islands for waste collection

Ponta Delgada is getting a new sustainable look with the installation of accessible eco-islands. The municipality has begun a process of transitioning the waste collection model, which aims to gradually remove containers from the streets and replace them with these innovative eco-islands. These structures not only contribute to a cleaner, more organized aesthetic for the …