The Intermunicipal Community of Cávado (CIM Cávado) promoted today, April 15, the Webinar presentation of the Project “Cávado + Equal”, in close cooperation with the municipalities its associates and with the partnership of the scientific entity ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, through the Research Unit, Research Center and Sociology Studies (CIES-ISCTE) and the international partner KUN Centre for Equality and Diversity of Norway.

This online session sought to present the general objectives of the project, the activities to be developed, as well as the results to be achieved. In practice, six diagnoses and municipal programs for equality and conciliation will be prepared, an inter-municipal strategic document for equality and conciliation and a guide to good municipal practices. This is the first systematized and strategic approach of the CIM, and of the municipalities that integrate it, focused on the issues of equality and conciliation, and which is the result of consensus, will ingness and commitment to adopting labour measures underwriting the principles of equality and equity between men and women.

The opening of the session was held by the President of the Intermunicipal Council of CIM Cávado, Ricardo Rio, and the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, Rosa Monteiro who stressed “the importance of these projects for a more egalitarian and developed society.”Recognizing the importance of integrating the gender equality dimension and citizenship practices into local public administration, Ricardo Rio, President of the Intermunicipal Community of Cávado, stresses “the contribution of these projects to the achievement of the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals, particularly with regard to SDS 5 – Gender Equality.”

Also present was the international partner KUN Centre for Gender and Equality of Norway represented by Tanya Skjønhaug and the scientific partner represented by Teresa Patricio Director of the Centre for Research and Sociology Studies of ISCTE.
The closing session was attended by the Coordinator of the National Management Unit of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (UNG-MFEE), Susana Ramos and the President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CiG), Sandra Ribeiro.

This project promoted by CIM Cávado, is part of the 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 municipalities and in the adoption of measures promoting healthier, egalitarian and conciliatory working environments.
This application has an eligible cost of €226,077.00, and is funded at 100% by the EEA Grants Financial Facility, managed by the Committee for Citizenship and Gender Equality (IIC).
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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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