PAD Roundtable Dialogue: Decoloniality and International Cooperation

The 2023 Roundtable of the Process of International Networking and Dialogue (Processo de Articulação e Diálogo Internacional: PAD) took place on 5 and 6 October at the Sítio Titara, in Planaltina de Goiás.  Alongside its Executive Coordination Office – made up of CESE, SOS Corpo- the Feminist Institute for Democracy (SOS Corpo – Instituto Feminista para a Democracia), the Movement of People Affected by Dams (Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens: MAB), the Gaspar Garcia Human Rights Centre (Centro Gaspar Garcia de Direitos Humanos), Heks-Eper and the executive and communications secretaries – representatives of 17 other partner organizations attended.

In the coming years, PAD’s priority political agenda is to keep an eye on these challenges, to be present in the processes to prepare arenas for CSOs and networks to participate in C20/G20, COP30, and to continue dialogue with the Coalition for Human Rights Monitoring (Articulação de Monitoramento dos Direitos Humanos: AMDH), the ACT (Brazil) Ecumenical Forum (Fórum Ecumênico ACT: FEACT) and the Brazil Front (Frente Br) against the agreement between the European Union, Mercosur and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).  On all these fronts, PAD focuses on the impact these agreements have on the cooperation relationship with Brazil and their ramifications for CSOs.

PAD has four lines of action: communications – with the publication of important information, training to increase the reach of the outcomes of PAD’s studies and research into international cooperation, networking between CSOs and Brazilian networks, and countries relevant to its cooperation policy with Brazil, and mobilizing political support.