Strengthening of local self-government in Asia - the example of Cambodia

EU-KAS-Project Asia Urbs III

In this workshop, the experiences of the EU-KAS-Project Asia Urbs III to decentralize Cambodian politics, which is in place since 2001, will be discussed in the setting of the annual Asia-Pacific Weeks in Berlin.



2.00 p.m.

Welcome remarks and introduction

Speaker: Dr. Peter Hefele, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin

2.10 a.m.

“Strengthening local government in Asia – the EU-programme Asia Urbs in Cambodia Presentation of the project „Strenghthening of local selfgovernment in the cities of Siem Reap und Battambang“

Speaker: Ruth Gruber, Project coordinator Asia Urbs, Phnom Penh

“Experiences of a german Landkreis : The Rhein-Sieg-Kreis as a partner of Cambodia“

Speaker: Hans Clasen, Project coordinator, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Siegburg

3.10 p.m.

“Panel discussion: European municipalities as partner in the development cooperation with Asia“

Participants: Ruth Gruber, project coordinator Asia Urbs, Phnom Penh;

Hans Clasen, project coordinator Asia Urbs, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Siegburg;

Dr. Heinrich Hoffschulte, Vice President, Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Münster

Moderator: Dr. Peter Hefele, Konrad Adenauer Foundatiton, Berlin

4.00 p.m.

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  • Ruth Gruber
    • Project Coordinator Asia Urbs III
  • Hans Clasen
    • Project Coordinator Asia Urbs III
  • Dr. Heinrich Hochschulte
    • Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
  • Dr. Peter Hefele
    • Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

Ruth Gruber

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Project Director Asia Urbs III +855 23 213 363 +855 23 213 364