About RAPS

Established in May, 2012, the Network of Political Action for Sustainability (RAPS, which stands for its initials in Portuguese) aims to contribute for the strengthening and the improvement of Democracy and the republican institutions, through the support to political leaders formation, people who will help turn Brazil into a fairer, more prosperous, solidary, democratic and sustainable country. It is revealing and encouraging to observe new forms of political mobilization in the society, as well as the increasing participation of a number of entities and voices committed to the sustainability in the debate of the social and economic process in Brazil.

Nevertheless, it is not enough to articulate the civil society for the defense of sustainability principles and values, to participate of the debate and to put pressure on the political system. The challenge is of political nature and it is in that segment that we must act. Moreover, the promotion of the sustainability principles and values is not, nor should be, a privilege of a sole political group, a sole party; on the contrary, it should reflect the priorities of the entire Brazilian society. It is the project of a country.

In order to collaborate with the construction of a fairer, more prosperous, solidary, democratic and sustainable society, it is required to work with all political leaderships aligned with the values and principles of ethics and sustainability. Through dialogue, exchange of information, cooperation, transparency, and Civic Amity, it is essential to search for the adhesion of current leaderships to the principles and values of sustainability and, especially, to stimulate and form new political leaderships committed to such principles and values. It is more and more evident that, in order to cause actual changes in a democratic country like Brazil, it is necessary to make real politics, a transforming politics that engages a relevant parcel of the citizens.

OBJECTIVES

  • To contribute for the improvement of the Brazilian political process and the quality of democracy
  • To identify, muster, form, support and monitor political leaderships
  • To create and promote the Civic Amity
  • To form and strengthen bonds between civil society and the political class
  • To foster the political culture and participative democracy
  • To contribute with and to promote the values, principles and proposals aligned with the sustainability

MISSION

To contribute with the improvement of Brazilian political process and the quality of democracy, through the training of political leaders committed to the values and principles of ethics, transparency and sustainability; through the fostering of the civic amity among leaderships of different parties and ideologies; through the fostering of political culture and participative democracy, and through the institutional strengthening of sustainability principles and values, aiming at the construction of a fairer, more prosperous, solidary, democratic and sustainable Brazil.

VISION

RAPS should be one of the main centers of attraction, training and support of national political leaderships who will help change Brazil by means of an ethical political action committed to common welfare and to the republican principles for a fairer, more prosperous, solidary, democratic and sustainable country.