Paulo Cesar Gonçalves Egler

Research coordinator at the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), Brazil
Electrical Engineer, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ; MSc in Energy Planning and Economics, Co-ordination of Post-Graduation Programmes in Engineering – COPPE/UFRJ, and PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.
Since 1980, and for more than 35 years, he developed activities in the Brazilian Federal Governmental area of science and technology planning and management, working initially to the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and after to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI). 
He taught Public Policies and Environmental Management in the Centre for Sustainable Development (CDS) and developed researchers in the Centre of Advanced Studies of Government and Public Administration of the University of Brasilia (UnB), during the period from 1998 to 2011.
Nowadays he works as research coordinator at the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), a research centre linked to MCTI. 
Since 1990, he has worked with international cooperation in science, technology and innovation, mainly with the European Commission. From 1990 to 1993, he worked as the task manager of the science and technology component of the Pilot Programme to Conserve the Brazilian Tropical Forests (PPG-7) a Programme funded by the G7 Countries, and negotiated by the European Commission and the World Bank. Since that moment, he established strong links with the European Commission, acting as evaluator for programmes like ALFA II, FP6 and FP7. He coordinated two Coordination and Support Action (CSA) projects: Project Brazilian Bureau for Enhancing the International Cooperation with Europe (B.Bice – 2005/2006 – FP6), and Project New Brazilian Bureau for Enhancing the International Cooperation with Europe (BB.Bice – 2008/2011 – FP7).
Main areas of research are public policies, new institutionalism, environmental planning and management (Strategic Environmental Assessment), and formulation and evaluation of scientific and technological policies, plans, programmes and projects.