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On November 8th 2023 the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) supported by the Brazilian embassy in Vienna in cooperation with BRAZGLOBALABRASA CASA DO BRASIL Austria, UNCAV, the Coalition of FBOs and the Women’s Federation for World Peace organized a conference on the theme “Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, Shared Values - Europe-Brazil dialogue” in the Vienna International Center (UN-Vienna). It was organized in connection to an International Business Network Event, a two days event on Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy and Green and Blue Hydrogen Energy between Brazil and European Stakeholders, promoted by the Brazilian Global Business Network, which is powered by Larkalis Organization, based in Vienna. It was attended by all together 150 guests.


The Morning Session titled “How can technology help with Women’s Economic Empowerment on both sides of the Atlantic?” was a discussion about training and mentoring programs for women and the development of technological solutions that promote inclusion and diversity.


In his welcome remarks Mr. Peter Haider, President, Universal Peace Federation Austria mentioned that already in July 2013 UPF in cooperation with ABRASA organized an event in the UN in Vienna under the title “Culture and Creative Economy as basic elements for Sustainability“, which was not just a conference but a celebration of different cultural aspects like music, dance and paintings showing traditional Brazilian ways of life. He also spoke about his impressions living in the late 1990s in “Brazil, a Land of the Future”, which is the title of a book by the famous Austrian writer Stefan Zweig that was recommended to him upon his arrival in Sao Paulo by a Japanese as the best book on Brazil.


H.E. Nelson Antonio Tabajara de Oliveira, the Brazilian Ambassador to Austria, welcomed the conference as a great opportunity to exchange ideas on our shared future, in which women empowerment, technological innovation and sustainable development move forward hand in hand addressing fundamental issues like the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda, the advancement of renewable energy and green hydrogen technologies, forging new partnerships and reinforcing a shared vision for a future that honors interdependence and shared values.


Ms. Queila Rosa, President, ABRASA Casa do Brasil Austria works since 20 years to strengthen relationships between Brazil and Austria especially through culture. She invited Mr. Anderson Silva, a dancer and choreograph, who introduced to the audience an aspect of Brazilian culture by playing the Berimbau. “Culture is important for sustainable tourism and social and economic development. We need to provide health assistance for countries with inequality through telemedicine or robotic medicine. We should not only care about economic needs but also respect the social needs of people. Society 5.0 is capitalism in a humanized way, were people have life quality. Education is the fundamental base to include all people and give them opportunities. When women are involved there is a tendency to create a management in a more inclusive and affective way.”


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Ms. Benedita da Silva, member of the Brazilian Parliament and a former governor of Rio de Janeiro, stressed the leadership role of women as educators, entrepreneurs, artists, producers, business women and in the family as all these roles are important for the future of the youth. She expressed her concern to protect the rights of women, in order that they do not suffer violence, working on the prevention of femicide and other policies and supporting children who were victims of violence. She also spoke of her governments concern for the needs and challenges of Brazilians living abroad like immigrants living in Austria, where ABRASA plays an important role to take care of them. She expressed her gratitude to be part of the conference representing a huge part of the society, women especially black women.


Ms. Elaine Antunes de Jesus, trained in Brazil as a teacher of Classical Greek, literature and writing as well as event manager, now works at the Rioca Hotel Vienna, where she designs and creates projects. In her understanding the possibility of leading projects or setting up companies must have the primary condition of improving the quality of life of the people involved. She found that care and affection in Rioca, a hotel that aims to offer the Brazilian experience especially from Rio to guests from all over the world. The German founder of the hotel group found that affection and hospitality are Brazilian characteristics as well spontaneity - uncommon in Europe. He wants everyone, staff and guests alike, to feel integrated in an inclusive environment, because we are a family. “In Rioca you live like in Rio. The future lies in diversity, hugs, smiles, sympathy and afternoon cake with hot coffee. The future lies in technology used for exchanging impressions, affection, empathy, a mother’s love and making women’s actions visible”.


Ms. Maria Tereza Umbelino, CEO & Founder of Brasil Mata Viva Global ecosystem and the daughter of a family with 12 children from the Amazon countryside area, spoke about her project made up of a group of farmers and scientists that had to learn new methods dealing with biodiversity and sustainable farming. They are 300 families who are dedicated to preserve the environment and at the same time produce food for the people.  In their manifest we read: “We live off the land, natural resources. We live from ‘Mother Nature’, from biodiversity: bio is life, diversity is variety. Biodiversity is variety of life. We take care of biodiversity, allowing life to be resilient and valuing it. And valuing the work of those who protect biodiversity means ensuring better conditions for everyone. Our business is about biodiversity. Be part of this new era, where sustainability and remuneration go hand in hand.


Ms. Luciana Maria Santos de Souza, Director of the Instituto Rio Itariri (IRI), spoke about the activities of her institute. It was founded in 2013 with the aim of providing education and awareness to society as a whole. IRI is considered a keeper of wild animals and a reference in the treatment of abandoned or abused animals. The animals come through CETAS (Wildlife Screening Center) and are animals that have often suffered abuse or have been raised in captivity and can no longer live freely. However, here they are very well cared for and loved by all who collaborate and visit. They have a team of highly qualified professionals to take care of the animals and provide the necessary infrastructure, welcoming all those interested in getting to know their work. They take care of over 30 species, including reptiles, mammals and birds.


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Afternoon Session 1: “The 2030 Agenda and Brazil's insertion in industrial development in the context of the SDGs”

Mr. Luis Malheiros Larkalis, CEO of Larkalis Organization in Vienna, gave the keynote address. Other speakers were Ms. Benedita da Silva, Member of the Brazilian Parliament and a former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Prof. Dr. Elmar Kuhn, President of the Coalition of FBOs in Central Europe, Mr. Paulo Guimarães, special advisor to the Governor of Bahia in Brazil by video message and Mr. Jacques Marion from France, Co-Chair of the Universal Peace Federation in Europe.


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Afternoon Session 2: “Climate Change, Decarbonization and strengthening its action towards Renewable Energy and Green Hydrogen Technology”

Speakers included Mr. Fernando Fritz, Chief Operating Officer at Invest Sao Paulo Europe, Mr. Rogerio Luis Hauschild, Managing Director of Larkalis Organization in Vienna,  Mr. Arnold Prentl, an Austrian business consultant and Dr. Michael Balcomb, Senior Advisor of the Universal Peace Federation in Europe.



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