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Facilitated governance in Mercosur

Facilitated governance in Mercosur: policy transfer and integration in education, health, and migration policies

Alexsandro Eugenio Pereira
Universidade Federal do Paraná / Political Science Graduate Program and Postgraduate Programme in Public Policy Curitiba / PR — Brazil
Glaucia Julião Bernardo
Universidade Federal do Paraná
Curitiba / PR — Brazil
Instituto Federal do Paraná
Curitiba / PR — Brazil
Ludmila Andrzejewski Culpi
Universidade Federal do Paraná / Postgraduate Programme in Public Policy
Curitiba / PR — Brazil
Huáscar Fialho Pessali
Universidade Federal do Paraná / Postgraduate Programme in Public Policy
Curitiba / PR — Brazil

This article researches the role of Mercosur’s institutions in the process of policy transfer among member states in three specific areas: education, health and migration. The main argument is that these institutions became public policy-making forums acting as policy transfer facilitators in the empirical cases studied. This article aims to contribute to the development of empirical studies on public policy transfer in regional integration processes. Regional trading blocs promote the articulation of ideas and experience exchange among public policy managers. The methodology applied to this study involves the analysis of Mercosur’s official documents and interviews. Despite its intergovernmental nature and its low institutionalization, Mercosur has played an important role in national policy-making in education, health and migration.


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Rescheduling of II ICPDDC – São Paulo, Brazil

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the II ICPDDC. Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID – 19) all over the world and the recent confirmation of 200 cases in Brazil, we regret to inform you that the II ICPDDC must be rescheduled.

This was a difficult decision to make. We have been monitoring the evolution of the situation on a daily basis in the past weeks, as well as the recommendations World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in Brazil. Considering the health of participants, different university travel bans and the advice of Brazilian institutions to cancel public meetings, we concluded that hosting the conference in May was not prudent.

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