Forte de Copacabana

International Security Conference and Multilateral Forum for Dialogue between South America and Europe

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The International Security Conference "Forte de Copacabana" has been held annually since 2003 during the period of autumn at changing locations in Brazil.

Since 2003, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Brazil hosts the annual International Security Conference "Forte de Copacabana", in cooperation with the foreign policy think tank Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and the Delegation of the European Union.

 

Debates on international security issues

The main objective of the conference is to bring together experts from governments, armed forces, academia and the private sector to discuss current international security issues of common interest for the partners on both sides of the Atlantic.

What started as a relatively small meeting of politicians, experts, academics and military personnel at the Forte de Copacabana, a fortification of the Brazilian Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro, has become the largest international security conference in Latin America!

 

Exciting exchange between representatives from Europe and Latin America

The discussions held at the International Security Conference "Forte de Copacabana" are of great practical importance, but also a contribution to the preservation of democracy.

In order to ensure a high-level debate and to promote the exchange between the two regions and present it to a wide audience, each year the program of the conference is carefully planned by all partners and adapted to the current needs and discussions in the field of international security policy.

 

Long-term cooperation of joint organizers

The success of this event format is due to the successful partnership between the organizers. In addition to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, which can look back on more than 50 years of experience in promoting political education and international cooperation in Brazil, it includes CEBRI, which according to a ranking by the University of Pennsylvania is one of the best think tanks in Latin America, and the Delegation of the European Union in Brazil.

 

Participants with professional expertise

Over the years, the event has been highlighted by the commitment and special participation of distinguished guests and speakers. The presence of various Defense-Ministers from Brazil, Germany and other countries, as well as members of the armed forces, parliamentarians, representatives of the diplomatic corps, researchers, entrepreneurs in the field of international security and academics from numerous regions, represents the success of the event, as they share their knowledge and experience in a pleasant environment conducive to exchanges and debates and serve to influence the political security agenda on both sides of the Atlantic through these exchanges.

Each year the conference attracts more than 500 participants for its presential events. In previous years, the conference was only held virtually due to the pandemic, but still managed to set a record with up to 4000 participants from 45 countries.

The fact that all conferences are always held with English, Portuguese, German and Spanish translation, and include a simultaneous translation in Brazilian sign language to make the event more inclusive, also helped in that regard. In addition, the increased presence of the conference in social media has contributed to greater interactivity with the public and expanded the discussion.

 

Policy Papers

The annual “Forte de Copacabana” International Security Conference is accompanied by a publication that provides concrete recommendations for security policy action in strategic policy papers in two languages (English and Portuguese).

Contact

Aline Bruno Soares

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Project Coordinator for International Relations

Aline.Soares@kas.de +55 21 2220 5441 +55 21 2220 5448
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XIX International Security Conference Forte de Copacabana
Threats without borders: Are we apt to cope with the challenges?

Event reports on the topic

Kas.de
XVIII. Forte de Copacabana
International Security Conference, September 16th and 17th, 2021
Publikum
XVI. Forte de Copacabana
Die Vierte Revolution in der Internationalen Sicherheitspolitik
An die 400 Personen nahmen dieses Jahr im Publikum der internationalen Sicherheitskonferenz im Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort teil.
XV. Forte de Copacabana
Management internationaler Krisen
Kas.de
XIV International Security Conference “Forte de Copacabana” 2017
The European-Latin American Conference discusses current security issues
Kas.de
Europe and Brazil between international law and the law of the strongest- on its way to becoming “sma...
XIII International Security Conference “Forte de Copacabana” brings together decision makers in politics of security
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XII Forte de Copacabana International Security Conference
World Politics of Security
Kas.de
XI. Forte de Copacabana: "Multilateral security governance"
Latin America’s largest security conference
Kas.de
10th International Security Conference 'Forte de Copacabana'
Event Report
Edmond Mulet - Forte de Copacabana 2012 KAS
IX. Forte de Copacabana
Sicherheit und Verantwortung in einer multipolaren Welt
Hosts
VIII. Forte de Copacabana
Neue Themen auf der internationalen Sicherheitsagenda
Parlamentarierpanel Forte KAS Rio
VII. Forte de Copacabana
Aktuelle Herausforderungen für Abrüstungs- und Friedensmissionen auf der politischen Agenda
Kas.de
VI. Forte de Copacabana
Zusammenarbeit zwischen Europa und Südamerika in Fragen der internationalen Sicherheit
Kas.de
V. Forte de Copacabana
Ein Dialog Europa-Südamerika

Media library

KAS Brasilien
XVI. International Security Conference
In conversation with Jan Fuhrmann
Jan Fuhrmann, research assistant of MdB Andreas Nick, in conversation with the head of KAS-Brazil, Anja Czymmeck on the topic of digitalization (in German).
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Anja Czymmeck, Director of KAS-Brazil, spoke with Ambassador Ibáñez about the improtance of the conference.
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Carlo Masala, Prof. of the University of the Armed Forces in conversation with Anja Czymmeck, Director of KAS-Brazil, about the panel's focus on Artificial Intelligence (in German)....
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André Clark, Member of CEBRI - Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais' Board of Trustees, on the International Security Conference.
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Head of KAS-Brazil, Anja Czymmeck, in conversation with the foreign and security policy advisor of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Henning Speck (in German).
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XVI. International Security Conference
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Head of KAS-Brazil, Anja Czymmeck, in conversation with Ambassador of Austria, Irene Giner-Reichl, on the topic of gender factor in international relations (in German).
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