Three phases have been designated for the discussion:
1) Phase One: from the 25th of July to the 4th of August
Objective: identify the most relevant topics that require further development for their: a) regulation on a national level; b) regulation on an international level; c) effectiveness.
Steps: a) voting in order to ensure a topic is debated; b) indicating topics that may be missing from the site; c) identify subtopics that may not have been foreseen.
2) Phase Two: from the 10th of August to the 06th of September
Objective: conduct an open debate, in Portuguese and English, on every topic designated during the first phase. The objective is to discuss why and how a topic should be dealt with on the national and international levels and what mechanisms could lead to greater effectiveness in a certain area. The recommendations made during the debate phase will form the basis for the drafting of recommendations to be made at the end of the process.
Steps: debate in Portuguese and English on: a) how a topic should be regulated nationally; b) how a topic should be regulated internationally; c) which mechanisms could ensure greater effectiveness in a given area.
3) Phase Three: from the 14th of September until the 2nd of October.
Objective: produce a working draft based upon the discussions in Phase Two. The working draft will draw together and organize possible inroads for producing a final draft of the recommendations. The objective here is to provide commentary on the working draft to consolidate proposed additions.