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Innovation Week 2020

Nov 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - Nov 19, 2020 @ 9:00 pm UTC-3

Do you also feel that we are stuck in time, without being able to find alternatives for the crisis? A feeling that we have to reinvent the world, and we do not know how? What emerges, then, is an invitation (almost urgent!) to the imagination – the ability that “allows us to think about ourselves differently than we are,” would the historian Giulio Argan say.

No institution was prepared for the Covid-19 outbreak, even though pandemics are not new in history. What should we have done preventively? And what has been stopping us from moving forward? These are great questions to exchange ideas and give a “move over” in the crisis of imagination! Finding ways out and possibilities for the future. Thinking in ideas good enough to be questioned, improved, and put into practice.

Thinking of ourselves differently than we are, puts us in a transition state between what we have been until now and what we can be from now on. Let us explore this in-between place, this transition space populated by both old issues that remain – hunger, poverty, violence – and new issues that challenge us –the future of work and leisure at distance, technology ethics, the balance between health and economy.

How to boost this transition? What post-pandemic world do we want? How to act creatively solving public problems? What if the State adopted principles of the circular economy? How to consider the dynamics of demographic transitions in the formulation of public policies? How does the diffusion of online interactive technologies affect institutions? How will the State deal with the ethical challenges of artificial intelligence?

The Innovation Week 2020 invites you to this collaborative and questioning moment of reimagining futures!


The Innovation Week 2020 is the largest annual conference on public sector innovation in Latin America, gathering over 120 activities and more than 150 speakers in 200 hours of programme. The event is organized by the National School of Public Administration of Brazil (Escola Nacional de Administração Pública – Enap), in partnership with Brazil’s Ministry of Economy and several other institutions in the Brazilian Federal Government, international organizations, civil society groups, and private sector representatives.

The general public can register here free of charge. Brazilian nationals, please register here.


Nov 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am UTC-3
Nov 19, 2020 @ 9:00 pm UTC-3
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National School of Public Administration of Brazil
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