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May 28, 2014
Semninar zur Investitions- und Unternehmensgesetzgebung (Institute for State and Law)

Vietnam’s law on enterprises and investments needs improvement

Vietnam faces the need of amending its laws on enterprises and investment. In the context of a seminar - organized in cooperation with the Institute of State and Law – Public Law Professor Dr. Jörg Menzel provided an overview of the German legislation in the field of enterprise and investment laws. He particularly addressed Germany’s international trade agreements and discussed with the attending economists and lawyers the role of foreign investors in Germany.

May 28, 2014
Seminar Urban Government Model

Increasing urbanization demands efficient urban planning approaches

Climate change and increasing urbanization face Vietnamese cities with complex challenges. In cooperation with the Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN), theoretical and practical issues of urban planning management were debated in a seminar. The German expert PD Dr. Jörg Menzel presented the German urban government model, which lead to an intense exchange of experiences in overcoming the challenges of the development of Vietnamese cities.

May 28, 2014
Multi-Level-Konstitutionalismus und Parlamentarismus - Menzel: Vorträge an der University of Social Sciences and Humanities sowie der EU Delegation in Vietnam.

European unification process as a model for the ASEAN?

Constitutions are supposed to frame rules for the organization of states. They form the legal framework for the decision-makers of a country and provide institutions with competences. The German law professor Dr. Menzel discussed the European constitutionalism and the role of the European Parliament with students of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Finally, similarities and differences between ASEAN and EU were discussed.

May 28, 2014
Workshop "Legal Reporting and Related Media Activities" - durchgeführt mit der Fakultät für Journalismus und Kommunikation.

Rising awareness of legal reporting regarding media activities

A public understanding of the complexity of legal issues is supposed to be ensured in a long term way in Vietnam. In regards to this target, the structure and function of the Vietnamese legal system was discussed in a workshop with the Faculty of Journalism and Communication (VNU). The goal of these efforts is to raise awareness among journalists and media representatives concerning legal reporting. Reports need to be researched in a correct way and on the basis of knowledge about legal issues.

May 22, 2014

Workshop: “Establishing action plan, implementation methodology and monitoring for Competition"

The KAS – EU-co-funded “LoGoVic” project organised a workshop on the topic “Establishing action plan, implementation methodology and monitoring for the Competition ‘City of good local economic development in livability’” in all three pilot cities, namely Hue City, Tay Ninh City and Hai Duong City. Both objectives, the establishment of three action plans and the preparation of schedules for their implementation, were achieved successfully.

May 21, 2014

Parallel training courses for city officials and household businesses in Hai Duong City

Both training courses, “Capacity building for city officials on local governance to develop local economy” and “Capacity building for household businesses for local economic development”, took place the third time in Hai Duong City from May 20 – 21. The six different courses were again organised with 15-20 participants per class and formed the seventh activity of the “LoGoVic” project which aimed at the capacity building for local stakeholders in the three cities.

May 13, 2014

Parallel training courses for city officials and household businesses in Tay Ninh City

From May 12 – 13 the “LoGoVic” project organised both training courses “Capacity building for city officials on local governance to develop local economy” and “Capacity building for household businesses for local economic development” in Tay Ninh City. Like in Hue City, the courses dealt with different thematic areas, such as “Participatory planning and implementation for city officials”, and “Planning for business operations for household businesses”.

May 9, 2014

Parallel training courses for city officials and household businesses in Hue City

The “LoGoVic” project organised two parallel training courses in Hue City, namely “Capacity building for city officials on local governance to develop local economy” and “Capacity building for household businesses for local economic development”. They covered different thematic areas for both groups, providing them with adequate knowledge and skills to promote more effective local governance for local economic development and to run more effective businesses.

March 28, 2014

Workshop: “Preparation of training sessions for the target groups and stakeholders in 03 pilot cities”

The KAS – EU co-funded project “Strengthening Local Governance for Local Economic Growth in Vietnamese Cities (LoGoVic)” hold a workshop on “The preparation of training sessions for the target groups and stakeholder in 03 pilot cities” in Hue City from 27 – 28 of March. The workshop formed a group of trainers and facilitators for each set of training themes. Finally, each pilot city was then familiarized with the methodology of the competition.

March 26, 2014

China’s foreign policy becomes increasingly confrontational

Mr. Christopher Sieler, expert on Chinese affairs, lectured on Chinese foreign policy in Southeast Asia. The later discussion focused on asymmetrical power relations between Vietnam and China. Together with the participating students, the current territorial dispute in the South China Sea was articulated and interpreted. China's foreign policy interests, as Sieler mentioned, is not only limited to economic ambitions, but moreover focused on regional power interests in Southeast Asia.