The Algarve boroughs of Faro and Silves are among the nominees for the 2021 edition of Portugal’s ‘Municipality of the Year’ contest.
Faro has been nominated for its ‘Faro Ativo’ project, which every year encourages local citizens to stay active by partaking in an array of sporting and recreational activities.
Meanwhile, Silves is in the running for its ‘Silves a Compostar da Serra ao Mar’ initiative, created to raise awareness among local citizens about the importance of composting.
The winner will be announced in Funchal (Madeira) on November 8.
The competition is organised by the University of Minho through its UM-Cidades project and aims to “recognise and award good practices in projects implemented by municipalities which have had a remarkable impact on towns and cities and on the territory, economy and society, and which promote growth, inclusion and/or sustainability.”
Vila do Bispo won the award in 2015 for its birdwatching festival (click here).