Call to support 5 studies/white books to promote gender equality

Call to support 5 studies/white books to promote gender equality

The call to support the production of 5 studies/white books in priority areas in the promotion of gender equality, with a total allocation of €552.942, is open.

This call aims to produce studies/white books and recommendations in the following areas:

  1. Impact of maternity on present and future incomes: assess the impact of maternity on wages, throughout women's professional careers and in their pensions, and ways to mitigate these impacts.

  2. Paid domestic work: analyze the Portuguese legal regime applicable to paid domestic work, in the light of ILO Convention no 189 contribute to a better understanding of the reality, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Intersectional and multiple discrimination: analyze how intersectional and multiple discrimination is framed within the Portuguese legal regime relating to the combat and protection against discrimination.

  4. COVID19- Gender Equality Impact and labour market challenges: analyze how the outbreak of the pandemic affects Portuguese families, namely the interconnections between telework, work-life balance and distribution of unpaid work between women and men in the coming years.

  5. Work-life balance public and private policies: analyze the processes and impacts of the policies developed under the national work-life balance programme (3 em Linha - Programa para a Conciliação da Vida Profissional, Pessoal e Familiar), in particular the impacts of the Pacto para a Conciliação which brings together public and private organizations that implement the Portuguese standard NP4552:2016.

Can apply to this call, until 30 de June 2021, higher education institutions and research centers, but also social partners, central public administration entities, and other organizations specialized in methodologies concerning the priority areas.

The duration of projects is up to 18 months and the minimum grant amount per project is €80.000.

The Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) is the Operator of the Work-life Balance Programme, in partnership with the Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud (LDO).


Consult the call text “Small Grant Scheme #3” 


Through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as Donor States, in 15 European Union Member States, initiatives and projects will be funded with a view to reduce economic and social disparities and strength bilateral relations with Beneficiary States.