Federalism in the Americas Report Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 21 – 22, 2000 • The Forum of Federations participated in a two-day seminar in Sao Paulo, Brazil, involving nearly 100 government and civil society representatives from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. • Other participants in the seminar were Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Centro de Estudos de Cultura Contempranea (CEDEC) and the Getulio Vargas Foundation. • The Forum contributed to the development of the substantive aspect of the seminar’s agenda and supported the participation of three international speakers. • The Forum agreed to contribute to this project on extremely short notice. • Forum of Federations Vice-President Céline Auclair participated in the seminar.