In May 2022 the BRICS Policy Center participated in the BRICS Forum of Political Parties, Think Tanks and Civil Society, which, at the time, had the BPC as the leading organization of Brazil. The Forum is an official annual event that precedes the BRICS Summit in the host country and has as main objective to strengthen the dialogue with civil society. The two-day virtual meeting was organized by the China NGO Network for International Exchanges.
The general coordinator of the BRICS Policy Center, Dr. Ana Garcia, participated in the opening plenary of the Forum on May 19th, 2022.
In addition to the BRICS Policy Center, other civil society organizations, partners of the BPC, also participated in the event.
Below are the main themes addressed in the debate:
– In session 1. “Strengthening people-to-people cooperation to improve people’s livelihood and well-being”, with Juliana Cesar, from Gestos.
– In session 2, “Upholding multilateralism in global governance” counted with the participation of Adhemar Mineiro, from REBPIP.
– In session 3, “Facilitating people-to-people exchanges to enhance people-to-people connectivity”, Professor Sergio Veloso, BPC’s research coordinator, made his contribution.
The BRICS Forum of Political Parties, Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations was co-organized by the China Council for BRICS Think Tank Cooperation and the Chinese NGO Network for International Exchange, under the guidance of the International Department of the Central Committee. More than 130 political party leaders, as well as representatives of civil society, think tanks and universities from 10 countries, participated in the online forum.