About Us

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Welcome!

Freedom, justice and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The KAS is a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). As co-founder of the CDU and the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) united Christian-social, conservative and liberal traditions. His name is synonymous with the democratic reconstruction of Germany, the firm alignment of foreign policy with the trans-Atlantic community of values, the vision of a unified Europe and an orientation towards the social market economy. His intellectual heritage continues to serve both as our aim as well as our obligation today.

In our European and international cooperation efforts we work for people to be able to live self-determined lives in freedom and dignity. We make a contribution underpinned by values to helping Germany meet its growing responsibilities throughout the world.

We encourage people to lend a hand in shaping the future along these lines. With more than 70 offices abroad and projects in over 120 countries, we make a unique contribution to the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and a social market economy. To foster peace and freedom we encourage a continuous dialog at the national and international levels as well as the exchange between cultures and religions.

Human beings in their distinctive dignity and with their rights and responsibilities are at the heart of our work. We are guided by the conviction that human beings are the starting point in the effort to bring about social justice and democratic freedom while promoting sustainable economic activity. By bringing people together who embrace their responsibilities in society, we develop active networks in the political and economic spheres as well as in society itself. The guidance we provide on the basis of our political know-how and knowledge helps to shape the globalization process along more socially equitable, ecologically sustainable and economically efficient lines.

We cooperate with governmental institutions, political parties, civil society organizations and handpicked elites, building strong partnerships along the way. In particular we seek to intensify political cooperation in the area of development cooperation at the national and international levels on the foundations of our objectives and values. Together with our partners we make a contribution to the creation of an international order that enables every country to develop in freedom and under its own responsibility.

The focus of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Thailand:

In Thailand, we have been active since 1980 and over 34 years later we continue working with our partners towards the main objectives of the foundation which are consulting and education projects that contribute to international cooperation and understanding based on specific values. Our activities in Thailand aim at strenghtening the parliamentary system, economic and social stability, the civil society's decision-making role as well as promoting rule of law, peaceful conflict resolution, and political participation of the people. Furthermore, projects on the topics such as the importance of social market economy and climate change mitigation have also become a significant part of our foundation's objectives, here in Thailand. Detailed information about our projects, events, and publications can be found on our homepage. For your further questions, we are at your disposal.

Group photo of the participants of KAS-Thailand Workshop on 7 November 2013 in Bangkok

KAS Thailand and partner organisations

the participants

An international conference co-funded by KAS Thailand

Participants listening to the opening speech of Michael Winzer, KAS-Thailand Representative

The resident representative to Thailand delivered a welcome speech and gave an introduction to the mission of KAS to the seminar participants.