Innovative Legislative Houses: A Case Study of the Brazilian Federal Senate
About the Senado Federal of Brazil. Written on March, 2021
The world is rapidly changing, and institutions must adapt to meet new challenges. An innovative legislative house is one that understands the challenges of its time and innovates accordingly. In this essay, we explore the Brazilian Federal Senate's response to the coronavirus pandemic, its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, and its commitment to socio-environmental policies.
The Brazilian Federal Senate during the Pandemic
The global coronavirus pandemic forced institutions to innovate. In the case of the Brazilian Federal Senate, they quickly moved to remote working, providing necessary resources for public servants to continue working and interacting. They also innovated in the way they conducted sessions, utilizing virtual platforms and creating a "bunker" for deliberations.