Through these dialogues, the European Union (EU) is supporting Brazil in its path to achieving equality among citizens.
This third phase, inaugurated in March in Brasilia, will lend continuity to the work already done by the European Union and Brazil in the area of social equality: an exchange of experiences between Brazilian and European experts with the objective of promoting development of the country at the policy level in sectors such as sustainable development, climate change, science and technology, human rights, and policies on drugs and urban mobility. This new phase will be led by the Portuguese consultancy CESO C.I in collaboration with the FIIAPP, as in the previous phase.
During the launch of the third phase, the eighth call for submitting proposals for actions by different Brazilian government bodies and institutions was made public. The Eighth Call for Proposals will support actions to be implemented up to June 2016 in different thematic areas of common interest to Brazil and the European Union, as anticipated in the Joint Action Plan of the Seventh Brazil-European Union Summit. The Support for Sectoral Dialogues project has been underway in Brazil since 2009 and 161 actions have already been carried out.
The launch of this third phase took place at the headquarters of the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (MP), the beneficiary of the project, and was organized with the collaboration of the Delegation of the European Union to Brazil (DELBRA).