''Covilhã is a city in the centre of Portugal, which combines a thousand year history with a historic textile industry. Situated near the highest mountain of the country, this particular location makes Covilhã the ‘Mountain City’ of Portugal. The city of Covilhã has developed an important effort to find ways to solve new and old forms of poverty and social exclusion. With the TOGETHER Project, the goal will be to get a sense of a shared vision of welfare, reflecting on the problems experienced and invite people to participate actively in the process, sharing knowledge and looking for activities that contribute to their collective welfare. The program ‘Social Network’ and its intervention in social matters, will find new ways to solve problems though the implementation and development of the methology presented by the Project. The main challenges of the Municipality are : - reconverting its economic basis and developing new technology-based activities - coping with the aging of the population and its dissemination on in rural areas - improving the quality of housing and developing social housing in order to answer the needs of young generations.''
Territory - city
Covilhã is a sheltring city in the centre of Portugal. The city has the distinction of being one of the main urban center of the country while it is 20km from the highest peak of continental Portugal. Located at the base of Serra da Estrela, turning east, one may discover a beautifull urban landscape, leaning on a grand amphitheatre of mountains, which involve the river Zêzere valley. The local offer extends to tradicional products like Serra da Estrela’s cheese, sweets and a wide variety of wines and wollen goods.
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