The UFMG Jean Monnet Chair will hold, in partnership with UNISINOS, from 20 to 21 November, a seminar in Porto Alegre. The themes are "Law and Culture" and "European Private International Law: Harmonization, Policies and Conflicts". The event will be attended by several national and international speakers, from places like Portugal, Paraguay, Mexico, Argentina and Spain. The Chair will be represented by Professor Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz.

The UFMG Jean Monnet Chair, represented by Chairwoman Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz, participated in the "III International Congress of Control and Public Policies", promoted by the Rui Barbosa Institute and the Court of Accounts of the State of Paraná. The event took place in Curitiba between the 17th and the 19th of October. Topics ranged from accounting to public health, through education, compliance and infrastructure. Among the invited ones was the Chairman of Alcalá Jean Monnet, Carlos Molina del Pozo. 

The Jean Monnet UFMG Chair, represented by Professor Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz, participated on the 16th and 17th of October at the BNDES Seminar on "Regional Development, Infrastructure and Cohesion - The Experience of the European Union and South America". The event dealt with themes such as cohesion funds, the role of banks in fostering integration and cohesion, development cooperation and energy integration. Among the guests was Professor Carlos Molina del Pozo, Professor Jean Monnet of the University of Alcalá; Roberto Correia da Silva Gomes Caldas, Alice Rocha da Silva, Daniel Amin Ferraz, André de Paiva Toledo, Patrícia Nasser de Carvalho, Dawilsson Belém Lopes, Dar Antônio da Luz Costa, Lorena Granja Hernandez, Sergio Suchodolski, Monica Esmeralda Bruckmann Maynetto e Paulo Emílio Vauthier Borges de Macedo


The UFMG  Jean Monnet Chair was represented by Professor Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz in the Public Ministry’s Week 2017, in the panel: "Environment, Human Rights and Equality". In the same panel were the coordinator of the Operational Support Center of the Justice Advocates for Environmental Defense (Caoma), Andressa de Oliveira Lanchotti; and the prosecutor of the Public Ministry of Bahia, Cristina Seixas Graça.


Professor Jamile Bergamaschine stressed the importance of effective social cohesion for the protection of the environment in the European Union, recalling how much the continent suffers with climate and social changes. In addition, she pointed out that since countries are small, the environmental problems of one member quickly influence the other, making the need for solidarity among countries even more pressing.



The UFMG Jean Monnet Chair, represented by Professor Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz, participated in the VI PUBLIUS Congress, held from September 13 to 15, 2017 in Recife, at the Catholic University of Pernambuco. The central theme was: 'Disarmament Processes and Democracy in Brazil: Do We Need a New Constitution?' There were several debates on the current constitutional problems, on the actions taken based on the text of the Brazilian Federal Constitution of 1988, and opinions of several doctors, professionals and teachers, with open discussions and opportunities for learning.

The Brazilian Congress of International Law has been held uninterruptedly for 15 years, always counting on the support of the most important institutions of research and higher education in Brazil. According to the Brazilian Academy of International Law (ABDI in portuguese), "The event is the most important and expressive in the area of international law in Brazil and one of the biggest events in the field of law in the world." This year, the event was held in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, from August 30 to September 2, 2017, with the presence of Professor Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz.

The theme was "International Law and its transdisciplinarity", counting on the presence of several Brazilian and foreign internationalists, professors, researchers and diplomatic authorities.

It is also possible to watch the interviews of the Chairwoman, Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz, and of the member of the Research Network, Roberto Caldas, in the following links: and, respectively.



AFBNDES, with the support of the UFMG Jean Monnet Chair, invites for the Seminar: "Development, Infrastructure and Social Cohesion". The event will happen in October 16 and 17, in the auditorium Arino Ramos, in Avenida Chile, number 100. Some of the speakers will be: Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz, Roberto Caldas, André de Paiva Toledo, Patricia Nasser de Carvalho, Alice Rocha da Silva, Daniel Amin Ferraz, Dawisson Belém Lopes, Darc Antônio da Luz Costa, Lorena Granja Hernandez, Sergio Suchodolski, Monica Bruckmann, Paulo Emilio de Macêdo e Carlos Francisco Molina del Pozo.

For information and registration, contact can be made by (21) 97937-2474 or by the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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