Events

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.

Discussion

Guidelines for Practice on Personal Data Protection

The discussion co-organised by KAS and Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) together with network organisations will provide the participants from related working fields a platform to gain updated knowledge about the current policy and situation of personal data protection in Thailand, to exchange ideas and to propose opinions beneficial for further policy development. The discussion will also pave the way for further monitoring the bill on personal data protection once it passes the Council of State and is approved by the cabinet.

Seminar

Introduction to Social Market Economy

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 the idea of “equitable society” 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.

Seminar

70 Years the Federal Republic of Germany and 30 Years the Fall of Berlin Wall

The German Basic Law and Its Influence on Thai Constitutionalism
The Thai-German Society will organise a seminar on occasion of 70 years of the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany and 30 years of the Fall of Berlin Wall in order to point out the comparative interdisciplinary aspects of the influence of the German Basic Law on Thai constitution. The seminar topics will be presented and lectured by various Thai and German legal and social science experts.

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.

Seminar

The Independence of the Constitutional Court

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 better understanding about the independence of the Constitutional Court and its extent in various aspects; for example, the qualifications of the justice of the Constitutional Court, the selection process, and the code of conducts.

Workshop

Parliamentary Demonstration Youth Network for the Learning of the Parliamentary System

Final Workshop of the Parliamentary Demonstration Project in the Budget Year 2019
This workshop in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Senates is the final one in their budget year 2019 and aims to provide a platform for the young people in local provinces to discuss about the Thai political culture and political development as well as to arrange a demonstration activity for participants to study in details about parliamentary democracy and parliamentary protocol.

Discussion

Personal Data Protection: Awareness on Online Invasion

The discussion co-organised by KAS and Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) together with network organisations will provide the participants from related working fields a platform to gain updated knowledge about the current policy and situation of personal data protection in Thailand, to exchange ideas and to propose opinions beneficial for further policy development. The discussion will also pave the way for further monitoring the bill on personal data protection once it passes the Council of State and is approved by the cabinet.

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.

Event Reports

Seminar on 'Participatory elements of democracy'

The event “Participatory elements of democracy” has been part of a political congress covering many interesting political issues like human rights, education, participation and economy.The seminar, in which representatives of governmental organizations, NGOS, academia and media attended, was held with speeches of Dr. Canan Atilgan, Resident Representative of KAS Thailand, Dr. Michael Nelson, M.L. Pruktisan Jumbala and Dr. Siriphan Noksuan – political experts and professors from Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.

Event Reports

Advancing ASEAN-EU Relations in the 21st Century

Thailand hat im Juli 2008 den Vorsitz der Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) übernommen. Zu diesem Anlass veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gemeinsam mit Centre for European Studies (CES) am 6. Oktober 2008 ein internationales Seminar in Bangkok. Das Seminar diente dazu, die Fortentwicklung der EU-ASEAN-Beziehungen auf der Grundlage der im März 2007 unterzeichneten „Nürnberger Erklärung“ zu bewerten. Die Teilnehmer kamen zum Ergebnis, dass EU und ASEAN über ein gewaltiges Potential zur Zusammenarbeit verfügen, das noch nicht in vollem Umfang ausgenutzt wird.
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