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What we do

Below you can get a brief introduction to what we do at the Danish missions in Brazil.

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Consular services

Consular services include issuing Danish passports, Danish driving licences, legalisations, certificates, declarations, and consular assistance in connection with illness and death, money transfers, imprisonment, cases of child abduction etc.

Politics and economics

Participating in and reporting on Foreign Policy is a key objective of the Political and Economical Departments in Brazil. The Political Section is working with partners in Brazil to foster transparency and common understanding in questions related to Foreign Policy and the World.

We seek to present and explain the position the Danish Government takes on key foreign policy issues such as NATO and global security, counter-terrorism, Globalisation, cooperation in international organizations, nation building, the fight against poverty, Human Rights, and many other topics.

We work with colleagues in Governments. While researchers, think tanks, and other partners in Brazil constitute an equally important part of our network in Brazil.

The Political and Economical Department also monitors domestic political issues, the general political debate, and the economical situation in Brazil.

Public Digitalization

Brazil and Denmark have signed a letter of intent on creating an Innovation Lab in Public Management

A partnership on innovation and ICT projects for the public administration.

On the road to signing a Strategic Sector Cooperation in the area of digitization, the governments of Brazil and Denmark signed a letter of intent on December 2, 2015, concerning a strategic partnership on Innovation and ICT, including the creation of an innovation lab for accelerating projects and implementing them into society.

For a minimum of three years, the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) will host the laboratory in Brasilia (DF). The agreement was signed at the opening of Innovation Week in Public Management (InovaGov), held at the International Convention Centre of Brazil (CICB) in Brasilia .

It was proposed that the two countries share knowledge, staff and resources in innovation, and collaborate to identify ideas, select projects and develop solutions for improving the public sector. "The laboratory will contribute to the generation of creative solutions, more efficient and innovative policies that will transform the public services in Brazil, seeking to respond innovatively to the increasing demands of society," said Secretary of Public Management of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (MP), Genildo Lins.

In addition to the new lab, the letter of intent provides for exchange of experiences, joint training of government officials from both Denmark and Brazil, joint research activities, participation in academic meetings and exchange of professionals.

Several European countries have shown interest in partnering with Brazil in this area. Denmark was chosen because of its successful government experience in accelerating innovative projects, called MindLab. In existence since 2002, MindLab has facilitated new projects that inspire creativity, innovation and collaboration in public management.

The idea of bringing MindLab to Brazil is not only to transfer knowledge from Denmark to Brazil, but also to bring new perspectives into the Danish innovation process. "Implementing policies into Denmark, a population of 5.6 million people, and implementing policies into a Brazilian context of over 200 million people, is a different challenge that MindLab can learn a lot from," noted Thomas Prehn, Director of MindLab.

The work involves citizens and businesses and aims at bringing government closer to society when implementing new policies. It will focus on innovation and ICT. The laboratory uses prototypes to test, adjust and develop new cost-effective solutions, thereby saving government funds to be used on other initiatives. In addition, it has a co-creation platform of good ideas.

 

 Thomas Prehn

Signing of the cooperative agreement for innovation laboratory in Brazil inspired by MindLab.

Photo: Francisca Maranhão / Ministry of Planning.

For more information, please contact:
Counsellor Gustav Jensen,
gusjen@um.dk
Danish Embassy, Brasilia

 

Press, Culture, and Public Diplomacy

The Department for Press, Culture, and Public Diplomacy is responsible for external communication and cultural events.

We provide information on Danish-related events and current affairs to the Brazilian and Danish media and general public in Brazil. 

Danish cultural events are initiated and promoted in close co-operation with Brazilian and Danish governmental departments, cultural institutions, venues, and independent producers.

The current focus:

Lets fight food waste!

Danish green solutions and architecture

Trade and export

The objective is to assist Danish companies in initiating export to or establishing subsidiaries in Brazil, as well as identifying possible Brazilian partners, providing up-to-date market research, and assistance in attending trade exhibitions.

Our Trade Advisors offer the following products and services:

  • Export strategies
  • Identification of possible partners
  • Export counselling
  • Market monitoring 
  • Company visits
  • Assistance in establishing local subsidiaries
  • Attending, among other things, fairs and exhibitions