The Cávado Intermunicipal Community (CIM Cávado) will promote on April 15th, 2021 a Webinar to present the Project “Cávado + Igual”, in close cooperation with its associated Municipalities and in partnership with the scientific entity ISCTE – Instituto Universitário Lisbon, through the Research Unit, Center for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-ISCTE) and the international partner KUN Center for Equality and Diversity in Norway.

This project, promoted by CIM Cávado, is part of the EEAGrants Work-life Balance Programme, and which intends to assume a municipal and sub-regional commitment to the promotion of Equality and Conciliation, through the diagnosis of the policies available in the action of the municipalities and the adoption of measures that promote healthier, egalitarian and conciliatory work environments.

In this sense, the project foresees the elaboration of six Municipal Diagnostics and Programs for Equality and Conciliation, as well as the elaboration of the Intermunicipal Strategic Document for Equality and Conciliation, and finally, the elaboration of a Guide to Good Municipal Practices.

This application has an eligible cost of € 226,077.00, and is 100% financed by the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism, managed by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG).

In this context, the Project Presentation Webinar “Cávado + Igual” will serve to present the general lines of the project, the activities to be developed, as well as the results to be achieved.

Recognizing the importance of integrating the dimension of gender equality and citizenship practices in the local public administration, Ricardo Rio, President of the Cávado Intermunicipal Community, highlights “the contribution of these projects to the achievement of the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda , of the UN, namely with regard to SDG 5 – Gender Equality, in that a concrete and fundamental step is taken to promote healthier, egalitarian and conciliatory working environments, which guarantee, unequivocally, equality between men and women and reconciliation. ”

Participation is free but subject to prior registration until April 12, 2021 through the following link:

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The EEAGrants Program

Through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are partners in the internal market with the Member States of the European Union.

In order to promote a continuous and balanced strengthening of economic and trade relations, the parties to the EEA Agreement have established a multi-annual Financial Mechanism, known as EEAGrants.

EEAGrants aim to reduce social and economic disparities in Europe and to strengthen bilateral relations between these three countries and the beneficiary countries.

For the 2014-2021 period, a total contribution of € 2.8 billion has been agreed to 15 beneficiary countries. Portugal will benefit from a budget of 102.7 million euros.

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