Model BRICS is a multilateral simulation of the BRICS ministerial meeting. In its first edition, the event is aimed to high school and undergraduate students from the block's country members, divided into five thematic committees: Cultural, Diplomatic, Social, Economic and Political.

Based on XI BRICS Summit’s agenda, which will take place on November 13th and 14th, each of the committees will address major issues that are relevant to the bloc, also pertinent to young audiences. Each session will have a president representing each BRICS country member.

The simulation will be held in Sao Paulo, at Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation's main Campus (FAAP), from October 2nd to 5th.

Extend your knowledge, incite ideas and reflexions,
be part of the development of the present and the transformation of the future.


TThe term appears for the first time in 2001 as an acronym, created by economist Jim O'Neill, indicating those that could be the largest economies in the world in the 21st century, with Brazil, Russia, India and China cited at that time.

Only in 2011, though, the definitive composition of the group (BRICS) was formed, with the insertion of South Africa. Currently, the bloc represents 42% of world's population; more than 20% of the GDP, 30% of the territory and 18% of the commerce of the planet, evidencing its relevance.

Brazil takes on the presidency of the organ in 2019 and intends to focus on the promotion of science, technology and innovation; digital economy; approach the productive sector to the New Development Bank (NDB); and the cooperation in combating transnational crime.

Explore Sao Paulo

Paulista Avenue

Located in the heart of the city and near the upscale neighborhood of Jardins and funky Rua Augusta, Avenida Paulista is a major financial and cultural center of the capital.
The avenue gathers thousands of people a day, and the atmosphere of hurry and work it breathes during the week becomes festive and relaxed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Besides several options of stores and restaurants, it stages great events and is home to several shopping malls. With over 120 years, the avenue became the symbol of the city’s economic history.
The dearest avenue of São Paulo residents always has a program for each person.
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City icon and one of the most important museums in the Southern Hemisphere, the Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, or MASP as it is known, surprises São Paulo residents and tourists with a collection of 8000 pieces by renowned artists, such as Cândido Portinari, Goya, Delacroix, Renoir and Monet. Its building, designed by modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi, is an architectural reference, since it is suspended by four pillars in a span of 74 meters.
Paulista Avenue, 1578 – Bela Vista. Paulista Avenue, 1578 – Bela Vista. Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Thursday, from 10am to 8pm.
55 (11) 3251-5644.
Free on Tuesday.
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Historic Centre

Buildings which blend with the history of the city and the country are the main attractions of the Historic Centre.
Be sure to visit the Pateo do Collegio, considered the place of foundation of São Paulo, and that now houses a beautiful museum of religious art. The most significant Catholic churches in the city are in the region. The Sé Cathedral is considered one of the five largest neo-Gothic temples in the world. The Basilica of the Monastery of St. Benedict carries crowded masses, accompanied by Gregorian chants. Museums and cultural centers with must see programming are scattered around the region, among them the Caixa Cultural and the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Be sure to also check the events of the Municipal Theater.
For a complete tour, be sure to visit the observation deck of Edifício Altino Arantes, building inspired by the famous Empire State Building, in New York, and considered in the 40s the largest building of reinforced concrete in the world.
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Municipal Theater

Near Anhangabaú subway station, the Municipal Theater is one of the most famous icons of the city. Stage of the Modern Art Week in 1922, the landmark of modernism in the country, has undergone several restorations to make it more modern without losing the glamor of the era.
It was reopened in 2011, the year of its centenary. It is a venue for performances of operas by major international and national names in addition to an extensive program of music and dance. Guided tours are also held, but you can simply enter the marble lobby and visit the Municipal Theater Cafe, decorated by the Campana Brothers.
Praça Ramos de Azevedo - República. Ticket office: Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10am to 5pm or until the hour of the show. Free guided tours, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am. Cafe: Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 3pm.
55 (11) 3053-2100.
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Municipal Market

Considered one of the largest supply centers in the city, it is famous for having a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and other types of goods such as cheeses, spices, seafood, exotic meats and wines.
The building, with stained glass windows and an architectural style that charms, is a great place for a snack or lunch. On the mezzanine there are restaurants with delicious delicacies, the most famous being the bologna sandwich and the cod fish “pastel” (fried pie).
The Mercadão, as it is called, is located near Rua 25 de Março. Next to it there is the Catavento Cultural e Educacional, an interactive museum that allows visitors to learn about science and have fun at the same time.
Municipal Market - Rua da Cantareira, 306 – Center. / Monday to Saturday from 6 am to 5pm. Sundays and holidays from 6am to 4pm.
55 (11) 3313-3365
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Region of Luz

The region of Luz has important cultural and historical attractions of the state capital. Júlio Prestes Station, main coffee transport vein in São Paulo in the early twentieth century, today houses the Sala São Paulo, considered the best concert hall in Latin America.
Luz Station, inspired by the Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, houses the Museum of the Portuguese Language that, with interactivity and technology resources, tells the story of the language and the origin of several words.
In front of the Museum, is the Pinacoteca do Estado (art gallery). In the collection, there are about a hundred thousand works, including pieces of Tarsila do Amaral, Portinari and Rodin. A delicious coffee shop, overlooking the Luz Park is the ideal place for a break during the visit.
On the opposite side of the avenue is the Luz Monastery, which has a Museum of Sacred Art, a church and a memorial in honor of St. Anthony of Sant’Anna Galvão, first Brazilian saint.
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Soccer Museum

Located at Pacaembu Stadium, has a multimedia collection that preserves the main and most important moments of national football.
The facts are still related to the historical context of the country and the world, presenting the sport as one of the most recognized cultural expressions of the Brazilian people.
There are 15 exhibition halls, installed under the stands of the stadium, which share three concepts that guide the visit: emotion, history and fun.
The interactivity that permeates the museum allows visitors to hear announcement of classic goals, play electronic games, hear stories and more. More than on sport, the Soccer Museum is, above all, a museum about the history of the Brazilian people.
Praça Charles Miller, s/n° – Pacaembu. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm (except on game days). Free on Saturdays.
55 (11) 3664-3848
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Vila Madalena

Stronghold of duty bohemians, Vila Madalena inspires relaxation and art. During the day the movement happens in bookstores, cafes and other nooks for cool purchases, as well as workshops and renowned art galleries such as the Choque Cultural and Fortes Vilaça.
Stripped Restaurants make the ride even more enjoyable here, generally bringing a very Brazilian flavor to the meal.
In its streets, bars and nightclubs to suit all tastes are easily found, and at anytime you can see their tables with groups having fun.
Another point of interest in the neighborhood is the Batman’s Alley, a gallery in the open air, located at Rua Gonçalo Afonso. The street walls are covered with graffiti by national and international artists.
On Saturdays, the Praça Benedito Calixto receives an antique & craft fair and a lively circle of chorinho music.
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Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera, the most important and visited park in the city has a variety of entertainment options for the entire family. It has areas for physical activities, lakes, bike paths, place for bicycle rentals and many important cultural centers: the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Bienal Pavilion, the Pavilion of Cultures, the Ibirapuera Auditorium, the OCA, known for hosting prestigious exhibitions, the AfroBrazil Museum and the Japanese Pavilion, a space for oriental culture.
Right beside the park, you can still visit the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) and the Obelisk, Mausoleum to the Heroes of 32, recently reopened.
Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/nº - Vila Mariana. / Daily from 5 am to 12 pm.
55 (11) 5574-5045
http:// www.parqueibirapuera.org.
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