EEA Grants team goes to Oslo as part of the 12th Cooperation Committee Meeting

12Ccmeeting Conteudo

On April 22nd and 23rd, 2024, the 12th Meeting of the Cooperation Committee of the "Work-life Balance" Programme took place in Oslo, Norway. This meeting was attended by Maria Mineiro, Coordinator of the National Management Unit EEA Grants Portugal, and Sandra Ribeiro, President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), along with representatives from various entities, including Elin Graae Linnestad from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gudrun Gudmundsdottir from the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO), Bjørn Erik Thon, Taran Knustad, and Thea Grabrielsen from the Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud (LDO), Programme Partner. Discussions focused on the results achieved by the projects and the implementation of the Programme.

On the second day, progress in bilateral activities between Portugal and Norway was also presented, emphasizing the importance of cooperation and promotion of gender equality. The spotlight was on the results of the "4-Day Work Week" project carried out by Autonomy, which demonstrated significant benefits for productivity and the well-being of all workers. Other topics discussed included combating sexual harassment in the workplace, the intersection between climate change and gender equality, and potential future collaborations in the field of artificial intelligence.

The meeting concluded with a consensus on the ongoing importance of international cooperation in addressing gender challenges and promoting a more equitable and sustainable work environment.