bridGEs: Alto-Minho companies for Gender Equality


Promoter: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP)


CEVAL – Alto Minho Business Confederation

KUN - Centre for Equality and Diversity

Municipality of Arcos de Valdevez

BorgWarner Emissions Systems Portugal

EEA Grants: 240,832

Total Amount: 240,832



What is the project about?

The project bridGEs: Alto-Minho companies for Gender Equality aims to create/adapt and test instruments to measure and study gender inequalities in work organisations, involving the direct and active participation of organisations. Since the project's actions are essentially directed at the business sector, it is of utmost importance for companies to participate in this process, contributing from the outset to the co-construction of the products addressed to them, analysing their feasibility and feasibility in their contexts and anticipating obstacles and ways to overcome them. 

It is an Open Call #1 project: System for assessing the value of work and pay and development of instruments for measuring gender inequalities in work organizations.


What will it achieve?

  • Construction or adaptation of tools to analyse inequalities in work contexts (e.g. tools to assess and analyse the level of sexual segregation of certain professions and tasks; to measure wage inequalities; to analyse the perception of support in reconciling work and personal and family life and its impact on levels of stress and/or burnout; to assess gender stereotypes and representations, among others).

  • Dissemination of the tools and instruments to other organisations (in a second training action) and will then be the support for carrying out the equality, work-life balance and diversity inclusion diagnoses in the participating organisations, which in turn will underpin the intervention plan to be drawn up for each organisation. 

  • Implementation by the companies of the measures contemplated in their equality and work-life balance plans.

  • Regular monitoring contacts with the participating organisations with a view to monitoring and supporting the implementation of the measures in the plans outlined.


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