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Chiang Rai Province

Public Hearing on Thailand’s Clean Air Bill

Solving the PM 2.5 Haze Pollution in a Sustainable Manner and Leaving No One Behind

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Seminar

Enhancement of Efficiency in Administrative Case Management

Problems in the Supreme Administrative Court's Judicial Proceedings and Relevant Solutions (in the Fiscal Year 2024)

Problems, obstacles, and challenges towards administrative judicial proceedings: disciplinary actions in compliance with resolutions of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) under Organic Act on Anti-Corruption B.E. 2561 (2018)

Forum

Navigating the Nexus: European and SEA Views on Current Geopolitical Shifts amid Great Power Rivalries

Strategic Positioning in the Mekong Subregion

The Mekong Subregion in Southeast Asia has emerged as a focal point in global geopolitics, influenced heavily by international political developments and great power rivalries. As the strategic interest of the region intensifies, the European Union (EU) seeks to navigate this dynamic landscape, balancing economic competition with cooperation and aiming to increase its presence in Southeast Asia as well as its subregion. This activity will focus on three critical questions that shape the EU's engagement in the Mekong Subregion and Southeast Asia’s response to this raising interest.

Seminar

The Way Forward for Thai-German Cooperation amid Global, Regional, and Local Challenges

Strategic Planning Workshop based on KAS’ Framework Objectives 2025-2027

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) is dedicated to advancing peace, freedom, and prosperity in Thailand by promoting participatory democracy, the rule of law, a social market economy, innovation, and fostering cooperation between Thailand, Southeast Asia, Germany, and the EU. In our pursuit of these goals, KAS collaborates with local partner organizations that share our values, working together on projects that drive our mission forward.

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ASEAN & EU: Chance and Risk in A Changing World

A seminar in cooperation with the Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) aims to enhance a good understanding in relations and development of cooperation between EU and ASEAN under Thailand’s perspectives and also to encourage experience sharing among the lecturers and participants from the parliament and government agencies.

Workshop

Strengthening Citizenship of Youth in Democracy

A workshop by the Secretariat of the National Assembly aims to strengthen the role of youth and personnel in educational institutes in democratic society.

Seminar

Media Promotion: Efficient Reporting on Modern Development in EEC Area

KAS in cooperation with the Forum 21, a civil society institute for social development, will hold the last seminar in this year’s series to enhance the quality of all EEC area-related communities through the work of local media. It is expected that the collaboration between the local media groups and the local organisations in areas of economic and social significance of the EEC will be strengthened for further development in the region.

Seminar

Rights to Privacy in regard to the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562

The seminar co-organised by KAS and Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) together with network organisations is IPPS’s final event of the year 2019 which will provide the participants from related working fields a platform to gain summary of knowledge about the current policy and situation of personal data protection in Thailand, to exchange opinions beneficial for further policy development, and to pave the way for further observation on the law enforcement.

Symposium

Perspectives of Media and Its Social Impacts in the Age of Globalisation

KAS in cooperation with the Graduate School of Human Sciences of Assumption University will hold an international conference in order to research and investigate the development of media into an efficient instrument for gathering public opinions and supporting social movements on diverse issues. Upon the conference, the presentations and discussions by various scholars and experts including the exchange of viewpoints with the participants are expected to be seen as further indications and solutions for more ethical practice in mass communications.

Workshop

Laws on Public-Engaging Mediation

The workshop co-organised with the School of Law of Phayao Univesity will provide a platform for exchange of experiences and suggestions for further development of the public-engaging mediation process as well as will build academics networks for integrating teaching, researching, and community academic service.

Seminar

Public Officials and Knowledge on Law and Regulations for Citizens

A seminar and workshop in cooperation with the Forward Foundation and its network aims to enhance and better the understanding of local government and public officials as well as the citizens in the area with updated knowledge on the basic law and regulations by which the officials will be able to improve their performance on public service and the citizens’ awareness on the general law that effects their daily lives will be raised.

Workshop

Social Market Economy: Community Enterprise and Management

KAS and the Forward Foundation will hold a one-day seminar to provide knowledge and promote model of the Social Market Economy’s concept especially in the context of community enterprise and management to decision makers and participants from business sector in the community, local governments, and the public. Additionally, the working model according to the concept of Social Market Economy will be shared and exchanged in the event in order to pave the way for further policy development and definite implementation.

Discussion

Comparative Constitutional Law in 21st Century: Academic Perspective

A discussion in cooperation with Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS) provides a platform for participants to share knowledge and opinions with invited speakers from related fields about development of constitutionalism, its essential elements, and different patterns from various perspectives.

Seminar

Evaluation of Drafting Judgement and Personal Decisions

KAS in cooperation with the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions will hold a seminar for the Supreme Court judges and assistant judges of the Division in order to improve the clarification of the judgements and to create a common format for personal decisions and judgements which will increase efficiency in drafting personal decisions and judgements.

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Strengthening Economic Security

European and Southeast Asian Perspectives on Navigating the New Normal in Global Supply Chains

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Office Thailand in cooperation with the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Asian Governance Foundation hosted a roundtable discussion titled "Strengthening Economic Security: European and Southeast Asian Perspectives on Navigating the New Normal in Global Supply Chains" on March 27. The event provided insights on the evolving landscape of global supply chains and explored strategies for resilience and adaptation in the face of increasing pressures.

Steering the Course of Digitalization

A Thai-German Exchange on Chances & Challenges of Digital Economy

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Office Thailand in cooperation with the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) co-hosted a roundtable discussion titled “Steering the Course of Digitalization: A Thai-German Exchange on Chances and Challenges of Digital Economy” on 15 February 2024. The event informed about the current state of affairs, pressing challenges to overcome, as well as opportunities for future development and cooperation with respect to digitalization in both countries.

Recommendations for Improvement of Public Services: Collaboration for Thailand’s Better Road Safety

Project on Open and Innovative Government in Thailand

To mobilise the Open Government in Thailand more effectively, inclusively and continuously, the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission or OPDC organised a series of workshops and hackathon event last year to improve the public services and performance of the public sector. The focal topic this time was how to increase road safety in Thailand through the innovative and sustainable methods in order to reduce damage to life and property which has also affected the social and economic development of the country as a whole.

Direct Talks with MPs Year 2 EP 23-28

Brought to you by the Democratic Youth Network under the supervision of the Secretariat of the National Assembly

"Direct Talks" Year 2 by the Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament is the programme that takes you to meet with Members of the House of Representatives of Thailand and talk about many agenda, legal provisions, and policies significant for the development of the country. Not even the youth but people in all age groups should monitor and follow up closely how far this legislative body push each issue forwards and actualise all those policies they promised in the last election campaign. The talks are conducted in Thai.

KASSID Winter Meeting 2023

The KASSID Winter Meeting 2023 took place on December 6th, featuring engaging workshop activities.

Direct Talks with MPs Year 2 EP 15-22

Brought to you by the Democratic Youth Network under the supervision of the Secretariat of the National Assembly

"Direct Talks" Year 2 by the Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament is the programme that takes you to meet with Members of the House of Representatives of Thailand and talk about many agenda, legal provisions, and policies significant for the development of the country. Not even the youth but people in all age groups should monitor and follow up closely how far this legislative body push each issue forwards and actualise all those policies they promised in the last election campaign. The talks are conducted in Thai.

Dialogue Program EU-ASEAN as Strategic Partners for Growth and Prosperity

MP Serap Güler's Visit in Thailand

Ms. Serap Güler Member of the Bundestag, CDU/CSU parliamentary group, travelled to Bangkok from 30 to 31 October to take part in a dialogue program at the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand. Ms. Güler is, inter alia, Deputy Chairwoman of the Bundestag's Committee of Inquiry into Afghanistan and a member of the Defense Committee. Within the latter, she also serves as rapporteur for Asia. The focus of her visit to Bangkok therefore lay on security issues in the areas of foreign policy and international relations, trade and business, elections and citizen participation.

The New European ESG Supply Chain Regulations and the Impact on Thailand

Europe-in-Review (EiR) Seminar

The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Office Thailand co-hosted the seminar titled “The New European ESG Supply Chain Regulations and the Impact on Thailand” on 5 October 2023 at the Pullman G Hotel in Bangkok. The event informed about the nature of the EU’s new Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) as the latest piece of environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related regulation and mapped out its impact on relevant stakeholders in Thailand and the EU.

Direct Talks with MPs Year 2 EP 7-14

Brought to you by the Democratic Youth Network under the supervision of the Secretariat of the National Assembly

"Direct Talks" Year 2 by the Democratic Youth Network is the Programme that takes you to meet with Members of the House of Representatives of Thailand and talk about many agenda, legal provisions, and policies significant for the development of the country. Not even the youth but people in all age groups should monitor and follow up closely how far this legislative body push each issue forwards and actualise all those policies they promised in the last election campaign. The talks are conducted in Thai.

Enhancing Potential and Competitiveness of Local Community Business

Applying the Social Market Economy Principle in Thailand

In August-September 2023, the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) implemented the second phase of the Project “Business for Social and Environmental Development” with the support of the KAS. The activities took place in target areas with the operation of the PDA’s Centres for Community-Based Integrated Rural Development (CBIRD) in seven project provinces.