Within the scope of the Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality Programme, Open-Call #2 - “Projects that combat sex segregation in educational and professional choices and discrimination in the labour market” starts today, with a total available amount of € 870,000, for applications until May 31, 2020.
Launched to match the celebrations of the International Women's Day, on the 8th March, this call is a fundamental tool to promote educational and professional choices free of gender stereotypes, and the full and equal participation of women and men in the labour market. These are strategic objectives of the Action Plan for Equality between Women and Men, and part of the Portugal + Equal Strategy 2018-2030.
- A) Projects that combat sex segregation in educational and vocational choices;
- B) Projects that combat sex discrimination in the labour market;
- C) Projects that address stereotypical ideas of masculinity.
Public or private, commercial or non-commercial entities and non-governmental organizations, legally constituted in Portugal, are considered eligible.
Depending on each of the priority areas defined, will be valued (with additional points) applications submitted by schools, including vocational schools, higher education institutions, research centres, associations of school and vocational guidance professionals, IEFP´s vocational training centres, human resources organizations, companies, business associations, social partners, central public administration entities, youth organizations, municipalities (alone or in association), civil society organizations and from the social sector.
The selected projects, which may have a maximum duration of 36 months, should contribute to the achievement of the Outcome 1 of the Programme: "Enhanced gender equality opportunities in the labour market", and the Output 1.3. “Instruments to combat gender inequalities in education and vocational training developed”.
This Call is supported by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area EEA Grants 2014-2021, through which Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway finance, in 15 European Union Member States, projects and initiatives that aim to reduce economic and social disparities and strength bilateral relations with Beneficiary States.
In Portugal, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) was designated Programme Operator of the Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality Programme, in partnership with the Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud (LDO).
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