Seminar: Oil Shock - Impacts and Mitigation Strategies, Policy Implication for Vietnam

Co-organized by KAS Vietnam and University of Social Sciences and Humanities


500 Vietnamese largest private enterprises

Dissemination Workshop of Research Project


HOPE Webinar #2

Health Governance to promote inclusive urban planning approaches targeting the quality of life for citizens in Vietnam

The topics of energy, climate and environmental policy are of central importance to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. This topic is not only a regulatory challenge, but also a core concern for the preservation of creation and the protection of the livelihoods of current and future generations. We therefore want to provide impetus for a sustainable approach to the environment at national and international level. Environmental protection is also a cross-sectional task that places previous fields of activity of KAS in the areas of development, economy, security and energy in a changed context and at the same time ties in with the existing fields of activity.


8th Ocean Dialogue

40th Anniversary of UNCLOS: Promoting Maritime Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Ocean Dialogue is one of the flagship cooperation programs between Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Vietnam and Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV). Each Ocean Dialogue goes into a carefully set out topic. Since 2017, seven dialogues have been organized with a wide range of topics such as Ocean Governance in the South China Sea, fisheries cooperation, plastic waste management, etc…and received many positive responses from international and national scholars, researchers in relevant fields. The series of Ocean Dialogue intends to raise the importance of the maritime/sea/ocean by building up the knowledge and looking at it from different angles. Maritime issues are of great importance to the countries around the South China Sea, which affect their economic, political, environmental and security context. Not only regionally is this topic of relevance, it is of equal importance to the global community.


Training workshop

New points of the law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the law on handling administrative violations

In order for the provisions of the Law to amend and supplement a number of articles of the Law on Handling of Administrative Violations soon come into practice, while ensuring the legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organizations, it is necessary to thoroughly understand, disseminate and provide extensive training on the basic contents of the amended Law,  to supplement a number of articles of the Law on Handling of Administrative Violations to the relevant cadres and civil servants 


Vietnam als Partner Deutschlands für eine regelbasierte internationale Ordnung?

Öffentliche Diskussionsveranstaltung zur Umsetzung der Leitlinien zum Indo-Pazifik


Seminar "Developing non-conviction-based confiscation mechanism in Vietnam"

Co-organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam and Ministry of Justice


China Talk 19

US-China Competition in Southeast Asia



Co-organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam and Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research


The 1st webinar of cooperation project between KAS Vietnam and Hanoi University of Civil Engineering

Research Project - Health oriented Policies and Sustainable Building Practices to Promote Well-being and Green Urban Governance in Vietnam (HOPE)

Legal affairs 2022 in the Southern region

Workshop co-organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam and Ministry of Justice

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam co-operate with Department of General Affairs in Legislative Development, Ministry of Justice to organize one-day- training workshop on legal affairs with the participation of representatives of Justice Departments in the Southern regions

The Mekong Forum 1

The changing geopolitical landscape in the Mekong and its implications for sub-regional countries

On 19 January, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam and Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam successfully organized the first edition of the Mekong Forum with the theme “The changing geopolitical landscape in the Mekong and its implications for sub-regional countries ". This forum has connected domestic researchers and diplomats with international scholars in the research field on the Mekong. High on the agenda of this forum is to (i) discuss the do’s list of Mekong’s lower riparian nations, (ii) analyze the Mekong’s unique geopolitics, (iii) emerging trends in the Mekong.

The 13th South China Sea International Conference:

Looking back to a brighter future

The South China Sea International Conference (#SCSC) is a premium annual regional security forum focusing on SCS issues and ocean governance. This year, the event will be paneled by around 40 high-profile speakers and prominent experts who will be joined by an audience of hundreds of on-site and online participants. They are senior officials, members of diplomatic corps, business executives, leading scholars and academics and informed public throughout the world. The conference will provide participants with an unique opportunity to comprehensively analyse the state of affairs of the SCS and beyond, discuss measures to promote maritime cooperation and explore pathways towards the enhancement of #security and #prosperity of the Indo-Pacific. More can be found at:

National Policies and International Relations under Covid19 in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Times of Uncertainty

On November 16, KAS Vietnam and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities co-organised a seminar introducing the book entitled National Policy and International Relations under the Covid 19 in Southeast Asia and Beyond. Apart from reviewing main content of the book which is to be published by German Publishing House Nomos Verlag, the seminar discussed the impacts of the pandemic on regional cooperation, ASEAN and multilateral institutions. The hybrid event attracted about 100 participants online and onsite.

Course Dissemination - Discourse Analysis

Interpreting Vietnam's Foreign Policy Conveyed in Speeches in the ASEAN and ASEAN related Summits through Lenses of Discourse Analysis

On November 5, in Ha Noi, in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Viet Nam, Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam held a seminar on the dissemination of a course titled “Interpreting Vietnam's Foreign Policy Conveyed in Speeches in the ASEAN and ASEAN related Summits through Lenses of Discourse Analysis”, a discourse analysis module in English pragmatics.

One Year Implementation of EVFTA- Impacts on Vietnamese Economy and Policy Formation

Launching workshop

On November 3 KAS Vietnam and VEPR co-organized the workshop on One Year Implementing EVFTA- Impact on Vietnamese Economy and Policy Formation.

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Global Supply Chains and Policy Implication for Vietnam

COVID-19 and the Global Supply Chains

Though the pandemic has seriously impacted the world and Việt Nam, it has accelerated the supply chain shift by diversifying, regionalizing the production chain and scaling up global value chains

The 10th Anniversary of Vietnam - Germany Strategic Partnership

A seminar has been co-held by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership (October 2011 – 2021). It provided a forum for Vietnam and Germany to look back on what they have achieved over the last 10 years, identify opportunities and challenges in the coming time for both sides to deepen their strategic ties, and make policy recommendations on bilateral cooperation, thus contributing to the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan for the 2022 – 2023 period. In his opening remarks, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung said the establishment of the Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership marked a milestone in the two countries’ relations. After a decade, the two nations have made significant progress in many areas and there is still plenty of room for the bilateral ties to thrive further, he said. Economic cooperation has become a main pillar in the bilateral ties as Germany remains Vietnam’s top trade partner in the EU while Vietnam has evolved into Germany’s largest trade partner in Southeast Asia. They have also made various achievements in other major areas, such as education, cultural-social affairs and development cooperation. Germany has also donated nearly 3.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and tonnes of medical supplies to aid Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight, he said, noting that it demonstrates the growing friendship between the two countries

Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia: pattern and geopolitical significance

Southeast Asia’s growing economic linkages with China generate political opportunities and strategic concerns in equal measure. Recent discussions have tended to focus on infrastructure projects, especially those associated with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). However, to gauge their significance and impacts, such projects must be understood against the broader context of Chinese investments in Southeast Asia.

European National Innovation Systems: Trends, Policies and Challenges - Lessons learned for Vietnam

International Conference

In the context of a rapidly developing knowledge economy, National Innovation Systems (NIS) can play a crucial role in the economic growth of countries. European countries have paid special attention to promoting scientific and technological innovation, enhancing the combination of scientific and technological innovation with economic growth. At the same time, they proposed strategies and policies to promote the development of NIS. Vietnam’s NIS is in the process of being finalized, so there are still many limitations such as: the policies to promote technology development in Vietnam have not been given high priority, and they have not yet been integrated into the country’s industrial, investment and trade policies. Vietnam's industrial policy pays little attention to developing domestic technological capabilities as an indispensable factor in the industrialization process. The process of commercializing innovative products is not really effective, reducing the motivation for NIS development. Against this background, on 9 Sep 2021, experts from Việt Nam and Europe gathered at an online seminar to discuss the application of the National Innovation Systems (NIS) in Việt Nam, a new concept that could bring profound effects. The seminar was co-organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam Office and Institute for European Studies/VASS.