Federalism in the Mercosur: the challenges of regional integration

The Forum of Federations, in association with Argentine and Brazilian government officials and the Forum’s liaison partners, sponsored a conference on the challenges of regional integration for Argentina and Brazil – the federal countries in Mercosur. Mercosur is a free trade union that also includes Paraguay, Uruguay, and for most agreements, Chile and Bolivia as well. The conference took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil from June 26 to 27, 2002. The Forum contributed by providing expert technical perspectives on the ways federal states can co-ordinate their policies and manage the conflicts and tensions.

Back to Events