Events

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.

Discussion

New Media and Civic Culture in 2019

KAS together with the Institute of Democratisation Studies (IDS) will provide a discussion for participants in related fields such as policy-makers, social and political experts, students, and the public to exchange knowledge and experience about the role of new media toward civic culture and personality as well as to create awareness about the impact of new media on policy formulation.

Event

Speech Contest to Promote Political Culture and Democratic Governance

The Secretariat of the Senate (SOS) with support from KAS Office Thailand will hold a speech contest event to encourage the students and educational community to realise the significance of democratic governance with the King as head of state as well as to enhance the creative ideas and expressions in presenting political opinions.

Seminar

Rule of Law in ASEAN Integration: Intellectual Perspective

A seminar in cooperation with Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS) provides a platform for participants to share knowledge and opinions with invited speaker and panelists from related fields about development of ASEAN integration, the role of rule of law influencing the process, and the future improvement for ASEAN cooperation.

Expert talk

The Principles of Social Market Economy

Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office will organise a special lecture on the principles of social market economy to be delivered by Dr Frank Steffel, a member of German Parliament from the CDU/CSU Party, to representatives from partner and co-partner organisations who have been and are working on this subject in order to enhance their understanding and knowledge on the issue.

Event Reports

Parliamentary Committee Meets the People

by Thasuthida Thetthong

Role and Duty of the Committee on Courts Affairs, State Enterprises, Independent Organs, Public Organisations and the Fund of the MP
On 28 September 2019, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office in a cooperation with the Secretariat of the National Assembly and the Committee on Courts Affairs, State Enterprises, Independent Organs, Public Organisations and the Fund of the Member of the House of Representatives held a seminar about the Role and Duty of the Committee in Ayudhaya Province with up to 200 participants from Bangkok, Ayudhaya and the vicinity.

Event Reports

German Basic Law and Its Influence on Thai Constitutionalism

Seminar on the occasion of 70 years of the Federal Republic of Germany and 30 years of the fall of Berlin Wall
On Thursday 19th September 2019 at Maha Chulalongkorn Building in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati presided over the opening ceremony of an academic seminar organised by the Thai-German Society in cooperation with the German Embassy Bangkok, Asian Governance Foundation, Centre of European Studies of Chulalongkorn University and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office, etc, to celebrate 70 years of the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany and 30 years of the Fall of Berlin Wall.

Event Reports

Exchange on ASEAN and Global Economic Situation with Thai MPs

Visit of a Member of German Parliament, Frank Steffel
Upon the visit to Thailand of Dr Frank Steffel, a member of German parliament from CDU/CSU Party, a group of Thai members of parliament from government and opposition sides gave an honour in sitting together and discussing about the economic and social situations both in ASEAN and western regions. Besides, Dr Steffel and Thai MPs took this chance to exchange their viewpoints on EU-Thailand relation as well as consideration of further cooperation in various fields between parliaments of both countries.

Event Reports

Development of Social Market Economy in Germany for Thailand’s Initiation

On 19 August 2019, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office held an expert talk on the principles of Social Market Economy from Germany’s experiences. The talk was honourably delivered by Dr Frank Steffel, a member of German Parliament from CDU/CSU Party, to representatives from KAS Thailand’s partner and co-partner organisations who have been working on the projects to develop the concept of the social market economy into real practice.

Event Reports

From the Future of European Parliament to the Perspective towards Public Policy in Thailand

by Thasuthida Thetthong

In July 2019, KAS Thailand Office in cooperation with the Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS) held three discussions and seminars on the issues of ‘The Future of EU Parliament after Election’, ‘The Role of Millennial on Public Policy in 21st Century’, and ‘Thailand 2019 Public Policy Perspectives’ in Bangkok, Chonburi and Phitsanulok province.

Event Reports

E-AdminCourt System for Enhancement of Administrative Justice

by Orapan Suwanwattanakul

On 5-7 July 2019, KAS Thailand Office in cooperation with the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) held an internal seminar.

Event Reports

Media’s Roles and Responsibility towards Personal Data Protection

KAS Thailand Office in corporation with the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) held a dialogue on the issue of personal data protection which is their main focus this year to raise public awareness. The discussion taken place on 26 June 2019 was the third event in the series, underlining the roles and responsibility of media towards the current situation of personal data protection in Thailand. On this issue, Mr Pattara Khumphitak – executive board of the Post Publishing PCL, former president of the National Press Council of Thailand, and former Constitution Drafting Committee – gave a lecture and exchanged views with participants from various related fields in governmental offices, civil society, private sector, and especially media.

Event Reports

Social Market Economy, Social Equity, and SME in Bangkok

KAS in cooperation with the Forward Foundation welcomed community leaders and authorities from Laksi District to participate in the seminar and study visit taking place on 12 June 2019. The seminar explored the concept of Social Market Economy with a focus on equity in the society. Four expertise perspectives were discussed: Social Equitable by Law, Good Will Economy System, Brand Sustainable, and Business Model for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. The afternoon study-visit to Lertsuksom Community Enterprise in Phasi Charoen District offered a guidance to approaching social equity from the bottom-up or community level.

Event Reports

New Media’s Significance towards the Role of Legislative Institutions

Network Collaboration Development to Build Citizenship
The two-day workshop in corporation with the Secretariat of the House of Representatives welcomed the parliamentary officials especially the ones responsible for public relations task to attend to the lectures, discussions, and group brainstorming on the topics of development of public relations to support the work of the legislative institutions and development of news content and format to strengthen citizenship through new media, etc.

Event Reports

Chefredakteure englischsprachiger Tageszeitungen aus Thailand treffen Persönlichkeiten aus Presse und Politik

Die Teilnehmenden hatten vom 5.- 9. März in Berlin und Bonn die Gelegenheit sich mit zahlreichen Vertretern aus Politik (Fraktionsvorsitzende der CDU/CSU MdB Volker Kauder, Regierungssprecher Steffen Seibert) und Medien zu treffen und über Themen wie Migration und Sicherheit (Bundespolizeipräsidenten Dr. Dieter Romann), sowie Erwartungen an die Große Koalition zu diskutieren und aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln zu beleuchten.
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