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FGV Europe develops and implements technology transfer projects, foreign investment endeavors and project finance operations for government agencies, private companies, research institutions, development banks, and multilateral organizations. An interdisciplinary approach and the interplay between research, policy advice, and project management characterize the distinctive profile of FGV Europe. Some project highlights are described in this section.

“Toward a Just Transition: An Opportunity for Minas Gerais”

Brazil - Germany bilateral cooperation initiative to promote sustainable development paths in the mining territories within the global scenario of energy transition, innovation, and economic diversification.

Objective: Foster dialogue and share knowledge on opportunities and challenges in the implementation of a sustainable and just transition in Minas Gerais, relying on the knowledge generated by the German experiences. Moreover, the initiative looks forward to identify opportunities of cooperation between Minas Gerais and Germany to deploy projects in mining territories of Minas Gerais.

The German Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, with support of the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) and the Government of the State of Minas Gerais and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil – MME support this initiative.

Given the global COVID-19 pandemic scenario, the organizers have adapted the agenda of activities to a virtual format, hosting a series of virtual events from September to November 2020. In addition, if the health scenario permits, a physical event will be held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (tbc).

Event’s website | Concept paper (available now!)

Horizon for the Just Transition: from 2021 to the future | 14th and 15th of December, 2020, 9h00-12h45 (BR), 13h00-16h45 (CET)

Watch it on youtube: Access our playlist with the past webinars (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,)

Click here to access the summary of the past webinars:  

1st webinar | 2nd webinar | 3rd webinar | 4th webinar | 5th webinar | 6th webinar | 7th webinar (Day 1) | 7th webinar (Day 2)

Thematic area: Just Transition 

Meet our experts: Marco Ristuccia, Marco Contardi, Andrea Raccichini

Smart City Framework for Brazil, Cisco, Brazil, 2020

Objective: To support, based on international experience, the identification of potential opportunities for Cisco. In this direction, efforts will be made to develop digital acceleration actions focused on the Smart Cities. As a result, the intention is to build an Intelligent City Structure suited to Brazil's conditions, helping in the process of accelerating digital adoption by local governments.

Read more about Cisco’s strategy in Brazil: 

Cisco Partners With Brazilian Government To Digitize Brazil

Cisco’s Innovative Program Focused on Digital Acceleration Goes Beyond Technology

Thematic areas: Digital Acceleration, Sustainable Cities

Meet our experts: Marco Ristuccia, Marco Contardi, Andrea Raccichini 

Knowledge partnership with the OECD since 2010

FGV Europe participates actively in the annual OECD Forum, holding presentations and presenting high-level research, studies, and analyzes. This partnership involves the creation of studies, publications, and seminars, among other initiatives. In addition, the partnership was also highlighted at the launch of the Portuguese version of the OECD's "Index for a Better Life" in 2014, as being responsible for translating, updating, and promoting the Index to the Portuguese-speaking public worldwide. Furthermore, FGV organised a meeting in Paris in 2018 with members of the Brazilian judiciary, and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, and other directors of the institution. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen our partnership with the OECD and to extend its thematic scope to the area of Law.

FGV Europe has been closely monitoring the accession process of Brazil to the OECD and promotes the development of closer relations between both. In 2015, FGV had the opportunity to witness the signing of the cooperation agreement between the OECD and Brazil, a milestone for Brazil, the OECD, and FGV. 

To read more about Brazil’s accession process to the OECD, click here

More publications about the issue are available in our “Reports” section.

In 2020, In times of severe economic and social crises due the COVID-19 pandemic, it is of great importance to spread qualitative and reliable analyses. Thus, FGV Europe worked together with the OECD to provide the content of this platform in Portuguese free of charge. To know more, click here.

This platform was created as part of the OECD's commitment to providing its experience and technical expertise to governments around the world. The institution supports the development of effective policies, to delay the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its economic and social impact - in the areas of health, taxes, labor and employment, SMEs, education, science and technology, trade and investment, and much more.

Recently, Marcelo Neri, Director of FGV Social, wrote an article for the OECD. The article reflects on the impacts of COVID-19 in elderly people in Brazil.

Moreover, Luiz Gustavo, Executive Manager of FGV, also contributed with an article regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector in Brazil.

More contributions from FGV experts are expected to be submitted. Stay tuned for more articles in the OECD knowledge platform.

Thematic area: Economics


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