The closure of public administrations and the access to services of general interest are challenges that arises in more and more mountain territories, especially if they are isolated. To address this problem, the Intermunicipal Community of Terras de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal, decided to bring these facilities to citizens thanks to mobile services buses. These consist of 9 buses equipped with computer equipment, internet access and support for online administrative procedures.
This project, funded by the European Union’s Cohesion Policy, concretely improves the daily life of mountain citizens. This is why it was also chosen as a good practice by Montana174, a communication campaign funded by DG REGIO aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of Cohesion Policy in mountain areas. Find this example and many others on mobility, tourism, innovation, climate change, youth and employment in the Montana174 brochures.
To find out how the initiative was developed and funded, read our good practice.16 February 2022