Founded in 1980, ADPM – Mértola Heritage Defense Association aims to actively contribute for Mértola municipality harmonious development, grounded on local resources conservation, enrichment and promotion, favouring local population involvement in improving communities’ life quality and conditions.
ADPM mission is mainly linked with cultural, social and economic development of its base territory, strategically sharing, with private and public entities, as well as with citizens, the active participation responsibility on their own local development processes dynamics.
Deepening its Mértola municipality local development role, ADPM has been widening its intervention areas geographic and thematic scope. Own or shared projects, both in Portugal and abroad, provide ADPM a transnational dimension, which enriches its local experience. Under a “Think Global - Act Local” concept, we have always understood multiculturalism and diversity as pillars for world peoples’ development.