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"The State's Obligation in Promoting and Encouraging Public Participation and State Power Inspection"

Seminar der KAS-Bangkok und des Office of the Constitutional Court anläßlich des 4. Jahrestages des thailändischen Verfassungsgerichts


Decentralization and Education Management

An event of the Institute of Public Policy Studies in cooperation with the Local Development Center

New education laws require the cooperation between the state and civil society in local education management, which lead to anxiety of local educational personnel concerning the correlation between local authorities and school administrations.

Expert conference

Administrative Procedure Law in Thailand

A Conference of the Office of the Administrative Courts

Discussion of experiences and problems with the new Thai administrative procedure law among judges of the Supreme, the Central and the Regional Administrative Courts

Expert conference

Decentralization: "New Thinking - New Action" - But How?

A Conference on the Thai Government's Commitment to Local Government

What is the direction of the Thai Rak Thai government's policy concerning decentralization and local governments - or is there any? Is the "CEO Governor" a promising concept?


The Constitutional Right of Draft Law Submittance Through Petition

A Seminar of the Institute of Public Policy Studies and the Office of the Constitutional Court

The right to submit draft legislation through a petition, first introduced by the 1997 Constitution, needs more clarification and explanation in order to create more public awareness of this concept.


Monitoring and Evaluation of Tambon Administrative Organizations

A Seminar of the Institute of Public Policy Studies about Civil Society Leaders' Opinion on Decentralization

In the fiscal year 2002 almost 20% of the Thai national budget will be allocated to all local administrations. This ongoing process of decentralization requires concepts for monitoring and evaluation of appointed and elected community leaders.


Three Years Mission of the Independent Organizations

Is Political Reform Ongoing? A Seminar of the Institute of Public Policy Studies

Three years after the promulgation of the 1997 Constitution, several so-called independent organizations have been established. Has their performance kept the promises?

Reimagine Smart City

Policy Framework to Next Future

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 KAS Thailand in cooperation with the Institute of Democratization Studies and King Prajadhipok’s Institute organized the online seminar on “Reimagine Smart City: Policy Framework to Next Future” via Zoom.

Seminar on Climate Change in Songkla

Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind

The Secretariat of the House of Representatives, the UNDP Thailand and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand jointly organized the Seminar on “Climate Change: Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind” in the Songkhla Province.

Seminar on Climate Change

Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind

The ASEAN Community Center of the Parliament (ACP), which was created by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives (SNA) and a group of young MPs from various political parties in Thailand, the UNDP Thailand and the KAS Thailand have cooperated to hold the “Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind’” at the Mae Hia Municipal Hall in Chiang Mai.

The EU-ASEAN Strategic Partnership and Its Prospects

Seminar Series on Europe-Asia Relations

The first-ever summit between leaders of the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was held on December 14, 2022 to celebrate 45 years of cooperation between the two regional organisations. Against this backdrop, the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Thailand Office in cooperation with the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) hosted a hybrid roundtable discussion in the frame of the Europe in Review (EiR) seminar series on Europe-Asia relations to discuss about the summit and the outlooks for the future relations of the EU and ASEAN.

Year-end Dialogue Forum 2022 BCG Economy Model

A Green Development Pathway?

The Thai government's Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model (BCG Model) has been proposed at the APEC summit in November 2022 as a solution to current environmental, social, and economic problems. However, members of the civil society have accused the model of “greenwashing” and criticized that its implementation could negatively impact several communities.

Local Administration in Udon Thani

Seminar Series about Local Administration

This seminar series is jointly organized by Udon Thani Rajabhat University, UNDP and KAS Thailand.

APEC Update

The Next Step of Cooperation between Thailand, ASEAN, APEC and the European Union (EU)

On 2nd December, the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung co-hosted the seminar APEC Update: The Next Step of Cooperation between Thailand, ASEAN, APEC and European Union (EU). The event took place two weeks after the end of the APEC Summit in Bangkok that was held between the 18 and 19th of November and aimed at informing and discussing with members of the parliament (MPs), senators, officials, academics, and civil society about the results, challenges, and perspectives of APEC 2022. During the conference, three prominent panelists involved in international affairs discussed and opined about the summit, outcomes and sequential repercussions.

KASSID Winter Meeting 2022: International Cooperation Toward Global Challenges

Non-Violent Communication and Capacity Building for Preparedness in challenging contexts

On 6-7 December 2022, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand organized the “KASSID Winter Meeting 2022: International Cooperation Toward Global Challenges” for its KASSID scholars from batch 1 and 2 at the Jasmine City Hotel in Bangkok. The meeting started with an ice-breaking activity followed by educational updates and progress in social work of each scholar. Considering global trends such as repression in democracy in many countries, and geopolitical tensions affecting our lives in all dimensions directly and indirectly, the KAS invited Assoc. Dr. Jittipat Poonkham from Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University to give a lecture on international relations and cooperation. The lecture provided the scholars with an overview of the global situation, background of challenges, including different policies, values, and norms of the great powers and other organizations. After the lecture, the KASSID scholars were assigned to do three consecutive workshops to brainstorm and address issues at regional and global level. The speaker also asked them to prioritize those challenges and propose policies to MPs or policy makers to tackle such complications. From this session, the scholars learned that problems at the regional and global level are interconnected with different layers and complexity. Therefore, regional and international cooperation is needed to solve or mitigate the challenges. The scholars addressed following issues as their top priorities: human rights, democracy, equality, decentralization, sustainable social welfare, effective management of public tax, climate change mitigation, including access to free and high quality education for all.

"New Electoral-Laws: Who benefits?"

The panel-talk "New Electoral-Laws: Who benefits?" was organized by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. Three highly regarded experts on the matter discussed whether or not the recent electoral developments are good for political participation and for the image of the legal institution.

Input from Social Market Economy and the Development of Vocational Education

A Cooperation between Educational Institutes, Entrepreneurs and Industries

Forum 21 – inspired by Social Market Economy and the dual/ vocational education system – wants to encourage cooperation between educational institutions and entrepreneurs in the eastern region of Thailand – so the former can keep up with the changes and demands from the latter. But the value of this project is not only educational but also intents to provide a platform for the different parties to come together, mingle and network.