15IACC

10 November 14:00 – 16:00

The Consocial in Brazil – Empowerment and governmental agenda setting on preventing and fighting against corruption

Session Description

Over the past years, the establishment and development of public spaces of dialogue between government and society is improving public governance in Brazil. As an example, the Brazilian Access do Public Information Act, which is already in force, has made expressive progress in transparency and public openness, a great advance in the relationship between state and citizens.

In the same way the 1º National Conference on Transparency and Social Control – Consocial is a milestone in national politics and will certainly contribute to the consolidation of Brazilian democracy. It was the first time that a nation-wide conferential process was proposed to debate exclusively topics such as transparency, social control of public administration, and prevention and fighting corruption. The Conference, in all its stages, took place in more than 2.750 cities, including all state capitals and the Federal District, involving the mobilization of almost one million people and the direct participating of 153.000 citizens. For over a year, people from every part of the country debated and created proposals for new legislation and public policies for the enhancement of transparency, the strengthening of social control and the preservation and fight against corruption.

As social control and public transparency are not only democratic principles, but rights to be exercised by the population, this workshop wants to discuss this process of social construction and the means of implementation of the results of this collective effort, in order to indicate how governments should treat the Conference’s resolutions and proposals. Furthermore, it intends to investigate the possibilities and limitations of this model of participatory democracy, so as to enable governments, non-governmental organization, companies and citizens to promote measures of avoiding and combating corruption.

Session coordinator’s name:
Marcelo Arno Nerling
Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo University)

Session /Moderator
Vânia Vieira
Director of Corruption Prevention and Prevention and President of the 1ª Consocial Nacional Board
Controladoria Geral da União (Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General)

Experts
Pedro Carvalho Pontual
Secretaria-Geral da Presidencia da República (General Secretariat of the Presidency)
Topic: Mr. Pontual, Head of the Departmento of Social Participation of the Social Articulation Nacional Secretariät of the Presidency of the Republic, will share the federal government’s vision on social participation processo as management tools of public policies, and their institutionalization.

Lizete Verillo
Diretora da AMARRIBO Brasil (Director of AMARRIBO Brazil)
Topic: Ms. Verillo oundress of Amarribo Brasil, will report the performace of brazilian society in monitoring government activities and how it has increasend considerably lately, particulary in relation to public policies and its spendings.
Fábio Félix Cunha da Silva
Controladoria Geral da União (Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General)
Topic: Mr. Silva, Executive Coordinator of the 1ª Consocial.

Caio Magri
Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social (Ethos Institute)
Topic: Mr. Magri, public policies specialist, will contribute with the society’s point of view over the conferencial process and will give her perspective about the mechanisms of fighting and preventing corruption.

Rapporteur
André Luiz da Silva
Fórum Nacional de Transparencia e Controle Social (Brazil Tranparency and Social Control National Fórum).

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