Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Commission (PT)



   The Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Development Commission (CCDR-LVT) is a public organism endowed with financial and administrative autonomy, which reports to the Ministry of Environment and Territorial Planning and to the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development.

   CCDR-LVT has competences in the field of territorial planning and management; environment evaluation, monitoring and licensing; support to Local Government; management of the ERFD Regional Operational Programme; strategic planning, with the creation and implementation of the “Lisboa 2020 Regional Development Plan”; transnational and inter-regional cooperation.

   The Lisbon Regional Operational Programme has 3 main axes: Competitiveness, innovation and knowledge; Territorial valorisation and Social cohesion. The main part of the European funds is allocated to the axe 1, which comprises the financial support to the business sector through the Incentives’ system (IS Innovation; IS R&TD and IS Qualification and Internationalisation of SME) and the Financial Engineering mechanisms.

   Our organism participates actively in the European territorial cooperation programmes, as representative in the Monitoring Committees of the several programmes, as partner in transnational and interregional projects and also as supporter of partnerships through the divulgation of potential projects in our website.

   The President of CCDR-LVT is, currently, Mrs Maria Teresa Mourão de Almeida.


About region: 


Lisbon and Tagus Valley is the capital Region of Portugal, comprising 5 NUTS III Sub-Regions: Grande Lisboa, Península de Setúbal, Oeste, Médio Tejo and Lezíria do Tejo.

Since 2007, with the new NSRF, the territorial configuration of the region has changed and currently the NUTS II Region includes the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (Grande Lisboa e Península de Setúbal), belonging to the Objective “Competitiveness and Employment”. However, the intervention area of CCDR-LVT still comprises the 5 NUTS III Sub-regions regarding several issues, namely territorial planning and environment.

The Metropolitan concentration of the main scientific, financial, transport and telecommunication activities and the geo-strategic position makes of Lisbon an internationally relevant platform for economic, cultural and political relations.

The entrepreneurial tissue of the region is mainly composed by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The region includes a large number of Universities and research centres and has relevant human and capital resources, as well as an important scientific, educational and technological development system.

General Data (2007)

11 741 (square kms)

3 664 000 inhabitants

Capital cities:  

Lisboa, Santarém, Setúbal

72.465 (million euros)

Key activity sectors:

  • • financial, real estate, renting and business;
  • • tourism and leisure;
  • • chemistry, pharmaceutics and biotechnology;
  • • agro-food;
  • • logistics, transport, distribution;
  • • software, telecommunications and multimedia.

Number of enterprises:   

419 246

Number of R&D Units:   



Website: www.ccdr-lvt.pt


Silvia Gomes


Fernando Nogueira


Rua Artilharia Um, 33 
1269-145 Lisboa

Tel:+351 21 383 7100