Multiversity Project Final Conference

The Multiversity Project, which began in September 2022, aimed to build a scientifically grounded recommendation to level up and harmonise anti-discrimination protections in Portugal, considering sequential, additive, and intersectional multiple discrimination.

The research focused on discrimination based on sex, racial/ethnic origin, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, as well as age, language, nationality, and religion, also taking into account the different socio-economic consequences of this discrimination. To this end, the project’s multidisciplinary team has carried out various activities over the course of 18 months, the results of which will be presented at the Final Conference on 26 February 2024, starting at 14:15.

Final Conference

At the Final Conference, the White Paper will be presented, highlighting the project’s main findings and respective recommendations, as well as the proposal for a preliminary draft of a comprehensive anti-discrimination law, extending the invitation to parliamentary groups to participate in the debate so that they can take a public stance on this proposal.


Location: Room 7, NOVA School of Law, Campus de Campolide (Lisbon)

2:15 pm | Welcome

2: 30 pm| Opening Panel

  • Margarida Lima Rego, Dean NOVA School of Law, Project co-ordinator
  • Isabel Almeida Rodrigues, Secretary of State for Equality and Migrations
  • Ana Sofia Antunes, Secretary of State for Inclusion
  • Hanne Brusletto, Norwegian Ambassador to Portugal

3:00 pm | «Where we are: Presentation of the project results»

  • Social analysis: Miguel Vale de Almeida and Joana Brilhante
  • Legal analysis:: Veronica Corcodel [EN] and Maria João Resende

3:40 pm | «The Norwegian experience: what has changed?» (in English)

  • Lene Løvdal, Chairperson of Egalia – Centre Against Discrimination, Norway

4:00 pm | Coffee break

4:15 pm | «Where we’re going: Presentation of the White Paper and its recommendations»

  • Paulo Côrte-Real
  • Margarida Lima Rego

5:00 pm | Discussion with the parliamentary political groups on the proposal for a draft law.

6:00 pm | Closing panel

  • Maria Mineiro, Deputy Coordinator of the National Management Unit for EEA Grants
  • Sandra Ribeiro, President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality
  • Margarida Lima Rego, Dean NOVA School of Law, Project co-ordinator


To participate in the event, please send an expression of interest to

The project is funded by the EEA Grants under the Gender Equality and Conciliation Program, promoted by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality. It is promoted by NOVA School of Law as part of the activities of the NOVA Knowledge Centre for Data-Driven Law.

In order to promote a continuous and balanced strengthening of economic and trade relations, the parties to the EEA Agreement have established a multi-annual financial mechanism known as EEA Grants.

EEA Grants aim to reduce social and economic disparities in Europe and strengthen bilateral relations between these three countries and the beneficiary countries.

For the period 2014-2021, a total contribution of €2.8 billion has been agreed for 15 beneficiary countries. Portugal will benefit from an amount of €102.7 million.

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