6th Lisbon Legal Forum gathers experts and authorities in Portugal
FGV Projetos, Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (IDP), and the University of Lisbon held the 6th edition of the Lisbon Legal Forum on April 3-6, in Portugal. With the theme ‘Reform of the Welfare State in the Globalization Context’, the event brought together legal experts, authorities, and students from Brazil and Portugal to discuss some of the main contemporary issues, such as social security, public health, and the challenges of modern economy.
In addition to the Director of FGV Projetos, Cesar Cunha Campos, and the unit’s Market Director, Sidnei Gonzales, the opening ceremony was attended by Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) judge Gilmar Mendes, the Brazilian Ambassador in Portugal, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, the Fiscal Monitoring, Energy, and Lottery Secretary, Mansueto Facundo de Almeida Júnior, the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevêdo, University of Lisbon Law School (FDUL) professor Carlos Blanco de Morais, and the Dean of FDUL, Pedro Romano Martinez.
The Forum was also attended by the Head of the National Justice Disciplinary Board and Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) judge, João Otávio de Noronha, STJ judges Luis Felipe Salomão, Marco Aurélio Bellize, Marco Aurélio Buzzi, Mauro Luiz Campbell, Nefi Cordeiro, Paulo de Tarso Sanseverino, and Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva, and Brazilian Superior Electoral Court judge Tarcisio Vieira de Carvalho Neto.
The event was also attended by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Minister of Labor, Solidarity, and Social Security, José Antônio da Fonseca Vieira da Silva, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Health, Rosa Valente Matos, and the Secretary of State for Social Security, Cláudia Joaquim, among other renowned European legal experts and authorities.
The Director of FGV Projetos, Cesar Cunha Campos, stressed the importance of the initiative to allow the two countries to share knowledge and for FGV, which has been a supporter of the initiative since the first edition. “It’s not just an event in which we discuss relations between Brazil and Portugal, but also one that produces documents of major relevance, such as the Annals of the Luso-Brazilian Law Seminar, whose fifth edition we are launching here, allowing us to extend the discussions started at the event, reaching as much people as possible”.
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During the Forum, FGV Projetos, IDP, and FDUL launched the project Governance 4.0. Bringing together researchers from Portuguese-speaking countries, the project aims to foster interdisciplinary research aimed at redefining public policies, organizational models, and government practices. The research tracks in this project are divided as follows: New Age and the new Washington Consensus; Between Sovereignty and Governance; E-democracy, the Threats, and the Regulation of Cyberspace; Regulatory Bodies in the Context of the New Industrial, Commercial, and Financial Revolution; New Forms of Political and Administrative Organization, Decision-Making Procedures, and Legislative and Policy Evaluation; The Social Impacts of Industrial Automation; The Electronic Political Community: Between Efficiency, Participation, and Transparency; The Role of Social Rights in the New Economic Age; The Digital Revolution of Public Finances.
Launch: Annals of the 5th Luso-Brazilian Law Seminar
Also during the Forum, FGV Projetos launched the Annals of the 5th Luso-Brazilian Law Seminar, developed in partnership with IDP and FDUL. The publication brings papers and transcripts of lectures from the event held in 2017, such as the opening and the closing lectures, given by former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and the current President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, respectively. In addition, the publication brings papers by STF judges Dias Toffoli and Gilmar Mendes, STJ judges Luis Felipe Salomão and Paulo de Tarso Sanseverino, and the Brazilian Federal Accounting Court judge Benjamin Zymler, among others.
Click here to read the Annals of the 5th Luso-Brazilian Law Seminar.