The need for a common project for Brazil is discussed at the launch of CEBRI's Democracy Program

  • Institutional
  • 11 february 2022

The Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) launched the Democracy Program this week. The first debate took place this Friday (11) and focused on the direction of Brazilian democracy, the need for a common project for Brazil based on the current political situation and recent experiences in Germany and other countries.

Joaquim Falcão, coordinator of the Program, spoke about the agenda and the work in progress: “The Democracy Program is a permanent program. This year, the focus will be on the elections, but we will go further. We will not only deal with democracy in Brazil, but also with the current context and the relationship with democratic experiences around the world”, he explained.

The German political model and the post-war democratic scenario were cited by the Brazilian Ambassador to Germany, Roberto Jaguaribe, as an example for Brazil: "Germany is an ancient nation, but a recent democracy that in a short time managed to structure its political system and has become one of the most effective in Europe. The example of this country is interesting, as it has been functional for the advancement of the nation and the well-being of the population. The liberal democracy adopted in the country has reduced social inequality constantly”.

Jaguaribe warns that it is also necessary to take the particularities of each country into account when trying to emulate the practices adopted by them: “there are specific conditions of a social, economic and cultural nature that create relevant differences between countries”.

For the Executive President of Ibá and CEBRI Trustee, Paulo Hartung, democracy is a challenge in the present. He believes that the recent experiences of other countries can be a guide for Brazil around a structured project for development. “Brazil needs to build its course, and the experiences of the USA, Chile and especially Germany can be a beacon. We need to have a well-structured program for the country, take care of education, improve the Unified Health System and build bridges and solutions. A green economy is an opportunity,” he said.

Share

The Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) launched the Democracy Program this week. The first debate took place this Friday (11) and focused on the direction of Brazilian democracy, the need for a common project for Brazil based on the current political situation and recent experiences in Germany and other countries.

Joaquim Falcão, coordinator of the Program, spoke about the agenda and the work in progress: “The Democracy Program is a permanent program. This year, the focus will be on the elections, but we will go further. We will not only deal with democracy in Brazil, but also with the current context and the relationship with democratic experiences around the world”, he explained.

The German political model and the post-war democratic scenario were cited by the Brazilian Ambassador to Germany, Roberto Jaguaribe, as an example for Brazil: "Germany is an ancient nation, but a recent democracy that in a short time managed to structure its political system and has become one of the most effective in Europe. The example of this country is interesting, as it has been functional for the advancement of the nation and the well-being of the population. The liberal democracy adopted in the country has reduced social inequality constantly”.

Jaguaribe warns that it is also necessary to take the particularities of each country into account when trying to emulate the practices adopted by them: “there are specific conditions of a social, economic and cultural nature that create relevant differences between countries”.

For the Executive President of Ibá and CEBRI Trustee, Paulo Hartung, democracy is a challenge in the present. He believes that the recent experiences of other countries can be a guide for Brazil around a structured project for development. “Brazil needs to build its course, and the experiences of the USA, Chile and especially Germany can be a beacon. We need to have a well-structured program for the country, take care of education, improve the Unified Health System and build bridges and solutions. A green economy is an opportunity,” he said.

MORE ARTICLES