Project Multiversity

Project Multiversity – White Paper on multiple and intersectional discrimination

For the development of the project, which will last 18 months (From September 1st, 2022, to February 29th, 2024), the anti-discrimination legal and institutional frameworks in different countries (Germany, Sweden, Greece, and Norway) will be analysed, with a particularly detailed analysis of the Norwegian experience, through the partnership with Egalia.

The focus will be on discrimination based on sex, racial/ethnic origin, sexual orientation and gender identity and disability and taking into account the specific socio-economic consequences of each type of discrimination.


The project includes:

  • An in-depth analysis of the existing legal and institutional anti-discrimination framework in Portugal across different grounds of discrimination, to identify possible gaps and inconsistencies; the legal analysis will be complemented by focus groups with Portuguese anti-discrimination NGOs, social partners, and public institutions responsible for anti-discrimination policies.
  • A comparative analysis of legal and institutional anti-discrimination frameworks in different countries (Germany, Sweden, Greece, and Norway), complemented by an in-depth analysis of the Norwegian experience and semi-structured interviews with European anti-discrimination NGOs.
  • A social media campaign to promote awareness of multiple and intersectional discrimination (and the need for legal and institutional protection), launched at an intermediate workshop; the workshop will also allow for the presentation of the results of focus groups and will create a space for additional dialogue among and with all stakeholders.
  • The production and publication of the White Paper that details the research conducted and that includes a proposal of a new conceptual anti-discrimination framework, including new legislation and institutional reform (and complemented by a draft of a new anti-discrimination law); in addition to the White Paper, a scientific article will be prepared and submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. The White Paper will be presented at the final conference for the project.


The goal is to produce an integrated and coherent system, that levels protections against discrimination based on all grounds of discrimination, and that also includes protections against multiple and intersectional discrimination.

The project is funded by the EEA Grants, within the Conciliation and Gender Equality Programme, with the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality as Programme Operator.

It is promoted by NOVA School of Law within the activity of NOVA Knowledge Centre for Data-Driven Law.

More information on the Multiversity Project page.


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