Partners

National Assembly of Vietnam

The National Assembly is becoming an important democratic institution in the political system of Vietnam. Before the Vietnamese Assembly had been just an organ to confirm the parties resolutions. The lack of knowledge among the deputies and the extensive power of the CPV prevented for a long time the work of a parliament. However, the political weight of the National Assembly has been strengthened in the course of constitutional reform in 1980, 1992 and 2002. At the same time the functions of the National Assembly had been continuously extended and specified.
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Ministry of Justice of Vietnam

Ministry of Justice of Vietnam

The Ministry of Justice, responsible for the justice reform, prepares modifications of the legal system, modernizes law and prepares the grounds for investment. Currently in commercial law, as well as in civil law, important modifications are carried out and new law is elaborated. The cooperation with the Ministry of Justice therefore has high priority in the work of the KAS office in Hanoi.
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Vietnam Academy for Social Sciences (VASS)

Vietnam Academy for Social Sciences (VASS)

The Vietnam Academy for Social Sciences (VASS) is one of the leading governmental research institutes in Vietnam. In the context of Vietnam's Doi Moi process the VASS offers important academic/analytical expertise to the Vietnamese executive and legislative branches. The VASS and KAS have worked together in numerous fields, among them supporting the economic and judicial reform policies in Vietnam. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the KAS and the VASS in October 2010 by the Chairman of the KAS, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, and by Prof. Dr. Vo Khanh Vinh, Vice-President of the VASS, marked and ensured the continuation of the cooperation.
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Institute for State and Law (ISL)

Institute for State and Law (ISL)

The ISL has been part of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences since 2004 and has served as a center for research and graduate training in the field of law. The Institute is concerned with all major fields of the law, as well as its history and philosophy. The ISL had worked with KAS for several years before becoming a permanent implementing partner organization in 2001. The focus of co-operation lies in the establishment of the rule of law in Vietnam and the implementation of legal reforms.
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Vietnam Institute for Economics (VIE)

The Vietnamese Institute of Economics is part of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). By conducting scientific research and by providing economic discussion forums VIE offers a scientific platform for both the Vietnamese executive and legislative regarding economic and socio-development policy formulations. The Vietnamese Institute of Economics tackles a wide spectrum of socio-economic issues in its work e.g. Vietnams economic reform since the Doi Moi process, the principles of socialist-oriented market economy, but also on more salient issues as the macroeconomic stabilisation of Vietnams economy as well as ensuring social welfare.
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Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

DAV is an institution of international relations, a leading institution for research and advice on foreign policy and an institution for training foreign affairs officials from central to local levels. DAV serves as “think tank” in foreign policy for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Party and the State. KAS has been cooperating with DAV since 2012. Together we implement a variety of activities including international conferences, seminars, talk series, and course buildings concentrating on regional security, bilateral cooperation between EU and ASEAN.
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Vietnam Lawyers Association(VLA)

Vietnam Lawyers Association(VLA)

The Vietnam Lawyers Association is a non-governmental organization, which was founded in 1955. Its main objectives are the promotion of democracy and the right of freedom of the people, the building of legal science, as well as the development of a socialist state, governed by law. It furthermore intends to inform and train its members, in order to improve professional knowledge and to raise the awareness of exercising the law among its members. The main functions and duties of the Lawyers Association involve the law making process, therefore the planning and elaboration of law, as well as the supervision of its application and enforcement. The joint activities of KAS and VLA strive to contribute to the strengthening of human rights and citizen's rights in Vietnam.
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Vietnamese Journalist Association (VJA)

Vietnamese Journalist Association (VJA)

The VJA is responsible for conducting the vocational training of already established journalists and together with all the journalistic training/education centres and facilities coordinates the training of future journalists in Vietnam. KAS cooperates with the VJA on subject-specific economic and social issues. Furthermore, KAS supports in cooperation with the VJA scholarships for students in the field of journalism.
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University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), VNU Hanoi

University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), VNU Hanoi

The USSH offers training in various fields of political, social sciences and communication arts. The USSH is a policy research and higher education center. The University provides a platform where discussions among scientists and politicians take place. Together KAS and USSH organize a wide range of events on current political, regional security and media issues in Vietnam.
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Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR)

Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR)

VEPR is a research institute under the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University. VEPR carries out economic and policy research which helps policy-making agencies, businesses and interest groups make better decision by providing insights into the nature of the economic movement and the macro policy management in Viet Nam.
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Center for International Studies (SCIS) - USSH Ho Chi Minh City

Center for International Studies (SCIS) - USSH Ho Chi Minh City

SCIS is the research center under University of Social sciences and Humanities-Ho Chi Minh city campus. SCIS concentrates on conducting in-depth research into issues related to Vietnam foreign policy and significant international relations, demonstrates up-to-date knowledge through scientific publications. SCIS promotes the cooperation between scholars and decision-makers through discussions that related to important international issues and Vietnam foreign policy.
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Foreign Trade University (FTU)

Foreign Trade University (FTU)

The FTU is one of the leading economics and business universities of Vietnam. The KAS has been cooperating with the FTU since 2014. Together we implement programs on bilateral trade agreements and the political and economic integration of Vietnam in the region.
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VUFO Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations

VUFO Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations

Apart from the ongoing co-operation with permanent partner organizations, KAS has also joined efforts with other institutions on an ad hoc basis. The majority of these activities have centered around the foundation’s core area of legal and administrative reform. Over the past years, KAS has established close ties with a number of government agencies, namely the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, the Central Committee of Internal Affairs of the Communist Party, the National Assembly of Vietnam, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, Hanoi Law University, and the National University in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
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Institute for State Organizational Sciences (ISOS)

Established under Government Decree No. 181 (dated November 9th, 1994), ISOS is a public institution under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Its main functions and duties involve studying state organizational sciences and state administrative management mechanisms, as well as providing information materials in this field. Currently, the Institute is working closely with administrative agencies and the legislative branch on laws and regulations to be passed concerning administrative reform. In 2001, ISOS became a permanent implementing partner of KAS.

The Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN)

The Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN)

The Association of Cities of Vietnam is a volunteer social organization of Vietnamese Cities. It was founded in 1992 and can be understood as representative of the regional and local level. The main objectives are to promote exchange between Vietnamese cities and international cooperation in urban management and development. It takes furthermore part in urban policy and law making and aims at improving civil servant capacity. ACVN plays an increasingly important role in carrying out the public administration reform, the decentralisation process and by increasing forms of citizens participation and the development of civil society. A strong association representing the interests of the local level is important to strengthen the municipal level
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National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)

The National Academy of Public Administration is one of Vietnams leading research and training centres. It provides education for future civil servants, government officials and administrative positions. Besides the academy acts in advisory capacity for the ministry of home affairs and other government bodies.