MONTE was established in 1996 by five local development associations representing 713 single and collective entities.
MONTE is a Local Action Group and a non-profit private entity, from Arraiolos, Alentejo Central, South of Portugal.
Our mission is to promote social and economic development and advocacy on rural regions.
Our values are subsidiarity and local management; participation and proximity, Network communication and performance; Integration; Economic viability and sustainability; employment and qualification; promote and value what is rural, and gender equality.
Monte’s Cooperation Council gathers 27 partners representing the major economic and social sectors from Alentejo region (Portugal) from the university to Municipalities.
Monte Desenvolvimento Alentejo Central, ACE, Portugal