The Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), Programme Operator of the PT07: Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Promoting Work-Life Balance, promoted on January 25th, an International Seminar under the theme “Partnering Up for Gender Equality – Achievements and Future Steps”.
During this seminar, which took place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 12 projects financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants were presented. Partners from Donor Countries and heads of the several projects explained methodologies, objectives and results already achieved, highlighting the importance of the developed partnerships.
Apart from CIG’s President, Fátima Duarte, also attended the event the Minister Assistant, Eduardo Cabrita, Ms. Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, Catarina Marcelino, the Norwegian Ambassador in Portugal, Ove Thorsheim and the chairman of the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Artur Santos Silva.
At the opening session, the Minister highlighted the role of Donor Countries on this subject, namely the financing of this Programme under the EEA Grants, also stressed the government’s intention of pursuing policies to ensure gender balance in leadership positions, equal wages between women and men and education for Citizenship and Equality, among others.
PT07: Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Promoting Work-Life Balance aims to address central aspects relating to the issue of gender equality, with special focus on research and data collection to support decision makers. This programme includes three pre-defined projects, four projects resulting from open calls for applications to support the development of tools and methods to promote gender equality, and five projects financed under the Small Grant Scheme for entities implementing an instrument for assessing the impact of promoting measures on gender equality.