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The Portuguese High Commission for Migration (ACM, I.P.) is now accepting funding applications for research projects on women from third countries and their descendants. This funding opportunity is available through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

The funding is aimed at research on the migration process and on the dynamics of reception and integration of immigrant and asylum-seeking women, especially those from African countries, Brazil and Ukraine. The studies should provide public policy recommendations on the integration of women from third countries and descendants who are residing in Portugal.

Research proposals should also take into account the framework of the National Strategy for Equality and Non-Discrimination 2018-2030 "Portugal + Equal" of the strategic intervention of the Project Team on Intersectional Inequalities of ACM, I.P.

Eligible projects for funding

The studies should provide input for the following:

  • National Strategy for Equality and Non-Discrimination 2018-2030 "Portugal + Equal" (Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 61/2018 of 21 May 2018)
  • Strategic Plan for Migration 2015-2020 (Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 12-B / 2015 of 20 March 2015)
  • Three of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • SDG 5 - Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls
    • SDG 8.8 - Protecting labour rights and promoting safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers and in particular migrant women and people in precarious employment
    • SDG 10.7 - Facilitating orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies
  • The Council of Europe Strategy for Gender Equality 2018-2023
  • The Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention)

The total amount available under this call is € 310,000. For each approved project, the maximum co-financing rate is 75% of the total eligible cost, and applications must request a total eligible investment between €20,000 and €60,000. Projects cannot have an execution period of more than 24 months.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 29 July 2019 at 17:00. Those interested in this funding opportunity should consult further instructions available on the website of ACM, I.P.


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