Previous Events

Big Data for Urban Sustainable Development – in association with the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), FGV and the cities of Miraflores (Perú), Montevideo (Uruguay), Quito (Ecuador), São Paulo (Brasil) and Xalapa (México)

Miraflores – Perú, December 4th 2019


Opening Presentations:

Luis Molina Arles, Miraflores Mayor

Rodrigo de Lima Baena Soares, Brazilian Ambassador in Lima

Elba Viviana Caro Hinojosa, IDB Representative in Peru, Andean Countries Department


Big Data for Urban Sustainable Development

Marcus Mentzingen de Mendonça, FGV Project Coordinator


Peru’s Open Data Policy

Marushka Chocobar Reyes, Secretary of Digital Government in Peru


Advances in Miraflores: Projects and Data

Jimena Sánchez, Peru’s Open Data Specialist
David Albujar, Information Technology Manager, Municipality of Miraflores


The Use of Data in Public Policies: Partial Results and Expectations (TR 2, TR 6 and TR 8)
Professor Ciro Biderman, Coordinator Investigator of the Center of Politics and Economics of the Public Sector (FGV CEPESP)
Professor Jorge Poco, School of Applied Mathematics (FGV EMAp)


Chevening Scholarships Info Session 

Rio de Janeiro, October 3rd 2019

The Research Network hosted James Edward Phillips to talk about the Chevening Scholarship Programme, a British global scholarships programme financed by the British & Commonwealth Office (FCO) that offers a one-year Masters in the United Kingdom. 


Systems Analysis in the Americas - organized by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), CAPES and FGV

Rio de Janeiro, 5-6 September 2019

The conference presented and discussed the contribution of systemic research as a holistic methodology to the formulation of public policies to face current global challenges. The event, which  took place in Rio de Janeiro at the headquarters of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) on September 5th and 6th, was organized by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), FGV, the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and the US National Academy of Science (NSA) was hosted by the Director of FGV’s Applied Research and Innovation Network, Goret Pereira Paulo, the CAPES Director of International Affairs Mauro Rabelo and the IIASA’s Director General and Chief Executive Officer Albert van Jaarsveld. Professor Goret Paulo welcomed the public and stressed the importance of an integrated and multidisciplinary analysis to address the main questions related to sustainable development, mainly to developing countries like Brazil and its Latin American neighbors. Mauro Rabelo highlighted the importance of the partnership between CAPES and IIASA: “IIASA develops high-level research, it is an international institute that works with a systemic vision of complex transnational problems. It is a differentiated glance. Instead of looking locally and thinking only about what the best way of conducting an activity is, you think of the interaction with all the other questions involved”. To Albert van Jaarsveld, CAPES helps with the definition of the Institute’s future research and strategy. According to IIASA’s Director, “This interaction fosters an international network of researchers and helps Brazil achieve regional goals”.

The meeting has facilitated the dialogue between Brazilian and foreign researchers as well as formulators of public policy aimed at tackling the society’s challenges, discussing, in particular, the role of systems analysis in social and regional matters. Energy and new technologies, sustainable land use, and systems analysis to help elaborate public policies were some of the issues discussed in the panels.

To Professor Mauro Rabelo from CAPES, the event was “an opportunity to deepen knowledge and to value the partnership and work developed by referenced scholars in the study of global issues”. 


Day One: September 5th, 2019
Keynote presentation: The Power of Systems Analysis

Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA

Keynote presentations: 
Maurício Antonio Lopes, IIASA Guest Scholar and Former President, The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) - Global and Regional Challenges benefiting from Systems Analysis
Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher at the University of São Paulo Institute for Advanced Studies, Chair of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change, and International Secretary of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) – Challenges in the Amazon benefiting from Systems Analysis

Panel: Integrated Approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals
Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Former Deputy Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA
Bernardo Strassburg, Executive Director, International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) and Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Panel: Regional Impacts of Systems Analysis
Moderator: Goret Pereira Paulo
José Eduardo Boffino de Almeida Monteiro, General Coordinator of the Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
Michael Clegg, Professor Emeritus of the School of Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine (UCI) and Chair of IIASA Governing Council
Eduardo Fracassi, Leader of the Climate Change Awareness Initiative, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) Business School
Alberto Palomo, Secretary of the Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN)
Eduardo de Rezende Francisco, Coordinator of Geographical Intelligence for Decision Support, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

Panel: Future Strategy Planning: IIASA Strategy 2021-2030
Mauricio Antônio Lopes, IIASA Guest Scholar and Former President, The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and Iain Stewart, Head of External Relations, Communications and Library (IIASA)

Day Two: September 6th, 2019
Panel: Systems Analysis to handle Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) to Aid Policy Making 

Elena Rovenskaya, Acting IIASA Deputy Director General and CEO Program Director, IIASA Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASA)
Edmundo Molina Perez, Associate Research Professor, The School of Government and Public Transformation of Tec Monterrey

Panel: Energy and New Technologies
Roberto Schaeffer, Professor of Energy Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Eduardo Fracassi, Leader of the Climate Change Awareness Initiative at the ITBA Business School 

Panel: Achieving Sustainable Land Use: Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy
Michael Obersteiner, Program Director, IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Aline Soterroni, IIASA Guest Research Scholar and Research Collaborator, Earth System Science Center, Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

Closing Session
Mauro Luiz Rabelo, Director of International Affairs, The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and IIASA Council Member for Brazil



ERC Training: “How to offer competitive calls for the ERC”

July 30th 2019 in São Paulo and on August 1st 2019 in Rio de Janeiro

The European Research Council (ERC) is a European Union research funding agency established by the European Commission (EC) in 2007. Its purpose is to support innovative frontier research of scientific excellence that advances the knowledge frontier. In contrast to other research support mechanisms within the European Union, the ERC has a bottom-up approach since its research agenda is guided by the research community itself. In ERC proposals, researchers are allowed to set new guidelines and investigative opportunities focused mainly on global challenges rather than on fields of knowledge per se. This year, FGV’s Research Network will receive a representative from the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs (ENRICH) Project Brazil with the support of EURAXESS Brazil to offer two workshops entitled
“How to offer competitive calls for the ERC” on July 30th in São Paulo and on August 1st in Rio de Janeiro.
The training is free and open to all researchers who have a Ph.D. in all areas of knowledge. The goal is to expose the ERC research funding options and orient and train the academic community to successfully compete for such funding by means of practical exercises like discussions and analysis of a successful ERC proposal.


EURAXESS – Pesquisadores em movimento (RJ)

EURAXESS – Pesquisadores em movimento (SP)

Oportunidades de Cooperação Brasil – EU em Ciências Sociais: Uma Abordagem Multidisciplinar 

Writing a Competitive ERC Proposal



Migration Policies in Perspective

Rio de Janeiro, April 4th 2019



O desenvolvimento de políticas para migrantes em nível nacional e municipal no Brasil no século XXI 

200 Anos de Construção do Nacional Contra o Estrangeiro na América do sul 



Research Opportunities in Europe in Social Sciences and the Humanities

São Paulo, October 8th 2018

FGV’s Research Network and EURAXESS Brazil invite you for an info session whose goal is to incentivize researcher mobility and the partnership between Brazil and Europe to develop research projects. Hosted by Goret Pereira Paulo, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point (NCP) for Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies: Science with and for Society, the event will also gather representatives from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), ERC National Contact Points and Charlotte Grawitz, National Representative for EURAXESS Brazil.


Oportunidades de Pesquisa na Europa em ciências sociais e humanas 

Oportunidades de Pesquisa na Europa em Ciências Sociais e Humanas - FAPESP 

The European research council 

Horizon 2020 - Work Programme for Research & Innovation 2018-2020 

Oportunidades de Cooperação Brasil – EU em Ciências Sociais: Uma Abordagem Multidisciplinar 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - MSCA 

H2020 RISE Project ‘CatChain’