Participo! - Women's Civic and Political Participation


Promoter: União de Freguesias de Aldoar, Foz do Douro e Nevogilde


Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Centro Regional do Porto

Higher School of Education of Paula Frassinetti (ESEPF)

Youth Association Transformers

Federation of Youth Associations of the Porto District  (FAJDP)

HiveMind Institute


Association of Residents of Aldoar

Association of Residents of Bairro Social da Pasteleira

European Centre for Women and Technology

EEA Grants: 240,019

Total Amount: 240,019



What is the project about?

The project Participo! - Women's Civic and Political Participation aims to promote the increase of the political and civic participation rates of women and girls in the areas of Aldoar, Foz do Douro and Nevogilde; promote greater involvement of women who are already involved in local political and civic life and wish to increase their levels of responsibility, with a view to raising awareness of gender equality and opportunities; and to create tools to facilitate local political and civic participation.

It is an Open Call #5 project: Intervention projects to promote gender equality at local level.


What will it achieve?

  • Creation of an Interdisciplinary Working Group to promote reflection and debate to identify and overcome the main obstacles to female participation, seeking to find proper solutions.

  • Creation of a digital platform to facilitate and encourage political and civic participation and to make the participatory process more attractive, fast and intuitive.

  • Simulation of Town Councils as a means of education for citizenship.

  • Training and empowerment actions for girls and women to promote education for citizenship and participation (using the methodology of personal storytelling and photography).

  • Intensive academies for citizenship education aimed at students of secondary or higher education using non-formal education methodologies.

  • Advanced training course for women (b-learning format) enabling the acquisition of advanced knowledge for political and civic participation and training of transversal competences.

  • Construction of a Network of Women where they can support each other in the debate and development of ideas and projects.

  • Impact assessment study that will assess the extent to which project participants, particularly women and girls in the area, demonstrate a positive change in the perception of the importance and opportunities for political and civic participation at the local level and show a significant improvement in the acquisition of knowledge and participatory skills.


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