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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.

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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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Socioeconomic and Political Development in Southeast Asia: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

An international seminar co-organised by KAS and the College of the Local Administration (COLA) of Khon Kaen University will broaden participants’ knowledge and understanding on history and background of the socioeconomic and political development that shape the mutual vision on economics and policy development in Southeast Asian region. Besides, upon the panel discussion session, the stage will open for viewpoint exchange about challenge faced in local governance and sustainable development policy in the region in order to encourage further collaborated researches and policy analysis works among ASEAN member countries and even within its sub-regions.

Lecture

Knowledge Enhancement Course for Administrative Case Officials

Provisional Measures before Delivery of Judgement

The Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) with the support from KAS will organise a lecture course intending to enhance knowledge and expertise of the administrative courts officials in the topics related to the court proceedings which involve, for example, suspension of by-laws and administrative orders, provisional remedial measures, the protection of applicant’s interest, the rejection and dismissal of provisional measures application, and etc.

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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 a seminar 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.

Lecture

Preparation for Administration of Administrative Justice via E-Court System

Regarding the 20-year master plan of the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC), a special lecture in cooperation with KAS Thailand Office will be held to prepare administrative judges, court executives, including court officials for the launching of the courts’ new electronic system which is targeted to uphold administrative justice in a fair, fast, and modern manner in strengthening good governance of the society.

Workshop

Strategic Planning for Mass Communication and Public Relations on the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in 2019

As Thailand is the host for the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly 2019, the workshop that KAS will co-organise with the Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) aims to set up strategic plan and system for mass communication and public relations for this event as well as to create professionalism and build related network among the parliamentary officers responsible for this field of works.

Expert conference

IPPS Annual Meeting 2019

Upon the annual meeting, the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) supported by KAS Thailand Office will gather network members and organisations to hear the reporting about directions of IPPS works and about last year’s success as well as the presentation of work plans for next three years. Therewith there will be a special discussion session on the civic education in order to open stage for participants to discuss and propose ideas for further development on related policies.

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PDA Annual Meeting 2019

Business for Social and Environmental Development Project

Upon the annual meeting, the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) supported by KAS Thailand Office will assemble its project coordinators, project assistants, and project staffs to discuss about the work plans and guideline for the submission of project’s financial reports for next three years.

Seminar

Strengthening Local Communities and Local Leaders

The Process of Strengthening Participatory Democracy Leadership

The seminar in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Senate (SOS) addresses community leaders from various provinces and representatives of local governmental agencies to promote the idea of participatory democracy in National Reform by using participatory learning methods.

Lecture

Strengthening Expertise in Specific Administrative Cases for Court Procedure about Arbitration Methods

The training co-organised by KAS and the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) aims to provide the platform for legal experts, state officials, and administrative judges to learn and exchange ideas on administrative jurisdiction process.

Seminar

Media Promotion on Civic Studies in Eastern Region

The seminar in cooperation with the working group called Forum 21 will open the stage for local press to study and exchange ideas on civic education situation presently in eastern region.

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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.