The mission of ADRAL - Alentejo Regional Development Agency is to contribute to the promotion and development of the Alentejo region. ADRAL is the result of a wide partnership composed by public and private entities working in several areas of activity. One of the major tasks of ADRAL is the cooperation with all the local actors, promoting common initiatives and projects. The Regional Development Agency brings together 66 partners/ shareholders, both public and private, with relevant experience in all sectors of economic, social, research and development activities, geographically spread and deeply acquainted with local and regional reality .ADRAL works towards regional development in a big number of areas, from Studies, Information, Territorial Marketing, Economic and SME support, Territorial Development, Entrepreneurship, Consulting to Local Government and SME, Training and Quality Assurance, ICT, Innovation, Smart Cities, Energy Efficiency and Foreign Direct Investment.

Contact detail

  • Contact person

    Marcos Nogueira

  • Brussels Office Address

    rue du Luxembourg 3
    1000 Brussels


S3 Strategy

Alentejo RIS3 aims at improving the competitiveness and internationalisation of the regional economy by focusing on the competitive advantages of Alentejo’s scientific and technological regional system.The regional smart specialisation strategy establishes the following strategic priorities:

• Food and forestry.

• Economy of the mineral, natural and environmental resources.

• Heritage, cultural and creative industries and tourism services.

• Critical technologies, energy and smart mobility.

• Technologies and specialised services of the social economy.

Strategic R&I Projects


The AQUA-COMBINE project aims to demonstrate combined aquaculture and halophyte farming using the principles of circular economy, where waste and residues are utilised with-in the system to create both internal value and new products.


Urbansol is an INTERREG funded project aiming at promoting sustainable development according to the methodology defined throughout the project. Urbansol promotes the development of Sustainable and Intelligent Development Action Plans (PADISI).


The LIFE ADAPTATE project aims to develop local mitigation and adaptation plans with a focus on adapting to climate change.


The AERIS Project – Integrating and Improving the Competitiveness of the Aeronautical Cluster in the Andalusian-Alentejo Cross-Border Region aims to improve the innovation of companies in the Andalusian-Alentejo area.


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  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN as a part of a blueprint alliance – the CHARTER project

ERRIN is part of the successful CHARTER consortium led by the University of Barcelona to develop sectoral skills, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. As part of the consortium, ERRIN also involves five members of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group to take part in the project’s regional activities.

  • By Hilary Webb

Culture KlrC Fest

A festival bringing together culture agents, academics, politicians, entrepreneurs and artists for an open dialogue will take place online in February.

  • By Hilary Webb

The European Regions for Smart Communities Summit

Under the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, ERRIN member Alentejo is one of the organisers of an upcoming summit of local and regional communities sharing a common vision for a smarter tomorrow.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC side event: Alentejo's Green Deal

The Alentejo's Regional Green Deal has been developed to guarantee that the region is directly involved in the implementation of the many initiatives under the EU Green Deal by means of a clear local strategy.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

AURORAL's launching session

A launching session of recently approved project AURORAL led by Alentejo region, ERRIN's member, will take place on 13th January.

  • By Hilary Webb

Role of maritime clusters in the green recovery: Blue Growth WG workshop at EMD 2021

ERRIN's Blue Growth Working Group will lead a stakeholder workshop during the 2021 edition of European Maritime Day. The workshop will address the role of maritime clusters in the green recovery.