Events

Discussion

Thailand 2019: Public Policy Perspective

KAS Thailand together with Institute of Democratisation Studies (IDS) will hold an academic event offering a platform for participants and invited speakers to discuss about Thailand’s public policy and implementation in coalition context.

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) will address community leaders from various provinces and representatives of local governmental agencies to promote the idea of participatory democracy by using participatory learning methods.

Discussion

The Role of Millennial on Public Policy in 21st Century

A discussion in cooperation with Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS) provides a platform for participants to share experiences and opinions about millennial’s visions on socio-economic and public policies with invited speakers from related fields.

Seminar

Contempt of Court: Concept and Practice

A seminar in cooperation with the Office of the Constitutional Court of Thailand aims to provide the platform for justices of the Constitutional Court, state officials, legal experts, and supporting staff members of the justices to gain updated knowledge and understanding on the will of provision of law on contempt of court. Moreover, upon the panel discussion, the issues of balance between protection of power and independence of the judiciary and freedom of expression will be raised for opinion exchange.

Seminar

Drafting Judgement and Personal Decisions

Rule of Law Project
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.

Seminar

Solutions to Issues in Case Proceedings of the Supreme Administrative Court

E-AdminCourt System and Relevant IT
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.

Seminar

The Future of EU Parliament after Election

KAS together with Institute of Democratisation Studies (IDS) will hold a seminar to provide participants the updated situations and movements of social and political development in Europe and international countries as well as to open a discussion stage for exchanges of ideas and experiences among experts and participants.

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) will address community leaders from various provinces and representatives of local governmental agencies to promote the idea of participatory democracy by using participatory learning methods.

Event Reports

Summary of the KAS-ABAC Conference on Ecological, Social and Economic Sustainabiliy in Thailand and the ASEAN Region

by Michael Winzer

Bildung kommt eine Schlüsselfunktion zu
This one-day conference on the topic of ecological, social and economic sustainability within Thailand and ASEAN’s economy took place on November 28, 2013 at Assumption University, Bangkok. The goal of this conference was to find a solution for the ecological, social and economic problems created by the integration process of the ASEAN community. This comprehensive theme was discussed from a total of six different perspectives.

Event Reports

Annual Meeting of “Project on Strengthening Community and Local Leaders” Together with the Secretariat of the Senates

by Michael Winzer

Nationwide series of events to strengthen local political leaders successfully finished
In the past months KAS together with the Secretariat of the Senates (SOS) had organised the series of seminars and workshops to develop political education and participation throughout the country. Around 240 chosen participants had a chance to attend the final seminar in the annual meeting of the SOS on 23rd August 2013 in Bangkok.

Event Reports

Staffelübergabe in Thailand

by Michael Winzer

Am vergangenen Freitag hat im Anschluss an das Seminar „The Rule of Law lays the Foundation of Democratisation“ im Rahmen eines kleinen Empfangs offiziell der AM-Wechsel im Auslandsbüro Thailand stattgefunden. Verschiedene Freunde und Partner der Stiftung bedankten sich bei Clauspeter Hill für die Arbeit der letzten Jahre und wünschten Michael Winzer alles Gute für die neue Aufgabe.

Event Reports

International Migration in Thailand and Southeast Asia: Policies and Practices

International Migration is an established social phenomenon in Southeast Asia. All countries in the region are influenced to some degree although the nature and level of that impact varies greatly. Therefore, KAS and ISIS organized a seminar aiming at encouraging a coherent migration policy.

Event Reports

Bringing the Best of the Private Sector to Development

KAS Thailand and the Federation of Thai Industries organized a Seminar on the role of private-sector engagement in development. Discussion was based on a presentation by Mr. Oliver Wieck, Managing Director of the International Trade and Development Department at the Federation of German Industries.

Event Reports

Security Laws: Opportunities and Challenges for Conflict Resolution

Five month after the violent crackdown of the protests in Bangkok's inner city, the emergency decree still holds in Bangkok, its neighboring provinces, and the deep south. Due to this fact KAS Thailand, the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) invited to a public forum. Keynote was addressed by Dr. Panitan Wattanyagorn, Acting government Spokesman and Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister.

Event Reports

Dialogue on "Reformation of the Political Party System"

by Canan Atilgan

In partnership with IDS, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a high profile dialogue on September 16th at the Siam City Hotel Bangkok. Attended by more than 80 participants with broad media coverage, and moderated by former deputy Prime Minister Mr. Chaturon Chaisang (TRT), the Forum focused on recent party dissolutions, the future of the political party system, and the reformation of the constitution. The importance of political parties for Thailand and their policy agendas was debated.

Event Reports

NATO at 60: Transformation to a Global Security Provider?

by Canan Atilgan

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of NATO, Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized an international seminar on NATO. For the first time the role of NATO in the security order of the 21st century was analyzed together with relevant actors from Thailand. This event has broadened the understanding of NATO’s provision and role to Thai authorities. Moreover, one of the controversial issues is on terrorism that has become one of the most vital and challenging aspect to the future role of NATO.

Event Reports

New Security Trends in Southeast Asia and Europe

by Canan Atilgan

On April 9th, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Bangkok in cooperation with the KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia and ISIS held the international seminar “New Security Trends in Southeast Asia and Europe”. Leading experts in security politics from Germany, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam discussed current and future challenges in security politics.

Event Reports

The Internal Security Act (ISA)

Implications for the Southern Conflict
On 18 December 2008, the KAS organized a workshop “The Internal Security Act: Implications for the Southern Conflict” with high-ranking military officers and representatives of the civil society. The workshop aimed at providing a platform for discussion about implementation of the Internal Security Act, which became effective at the beginning of 2008, focusing on its implications for the ongoing Southern conflict. Among other participants was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Thai Army.
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