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Project Cávado + Equal

Intermunicipal Community Cávado
Address: Rua do Carmo, nº29, 4700-309 Braga
Phone: 253201360

Summary project Cávado+Equal

The “Cávado + Igual” Project is part of CIM’s promoter and as partners the 6 Associated Municipalities, CIES-IUL (scientific entity) and KUN (international partner). It intends to materialize the first systematized and strategic approach of CIM directed to issues of equality and conciliation, with regard to the organizational management of the Associated Municipalities.

This project intends to materialize the first systematized and strategic approach of the CIM directed to the issues of gender equality and reconciliation with personal, family and professional life, especially regarding the organizational management of the Municipalities that make up this NUT.

This project integrates a set of activities based on a shared process, mobilizing the aggregator to improve the conciliatory and egalitarian labor practices, involving local agents, designing strategic bets and identifying success indicators to elevate the territory of Cávado as more EQUAL.

Given the importance of promoting Equality and Conciliation, the overall objective of the Project is to mobilize and inspire best practices in the development of the Project, involving local actors, designing strategic bets and identifying indicators of success to elevate the sense of the rights and to conquer the territory of Cávado like more EQUAL. To this end, a portfolio of structuring measures and actions, to be developed at the municipal and intermunicipal levels in the field of governance and personal, professional and institutional capacity building, is being tested.


  • Meetings with the Specialized Team in Equality and Non-Discrimination of Cávado and with the scientific team of ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute – CIES – Center for Research and Studies in Sociology

1. Presentation Webinar of the Project “Cávado+Equal” | April 15th 2021

2. Municipal session for the presentation of the “Cávado + Equal” Project

The Cávado Intermunicipal Community (CIM Cávado) recently promoted municipal sessions for the presentation of the “Cávado + Equal” Project to its associated Municipalities, in partnership with the scientific entity ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, through the Research Unit, Research Center and Sociology Studies (CIES-ISCTE).

The main objective of these sessions was to present and promote the project to the executives and heads of divisions of the municipalities, with a view to enhancing the active participation of collaborators from the NUTS III Cávado Municipalities in the actions of diagnosis and elaboration of programs that will meet the premises of the reconciliation and gender equality program. In practice, a diagnostic tool was developed that aims to gather information and participatory dynamics that allow reading the organizational culture, perceptions and identifying gaps in the field of equality and reconciliation.

  • Municipality of Vila Verde 

  • Municipality of Terras de Bouro

  • Municipality of Amares

  • Municipality of Esposende

  • Municipality of Barcelos

  • Participação na Rádio Barcelos – Emissão de 1 de junho 2022

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Project funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, through the EEA Grants.