Events

Seminar

Thai Local Governance in Comparison to Germany

KAS together with the Institute of Democratisation Studies (IDS) and Faculty of Political Science and Law, Burapha University, holds a forum focusing on creating the effective local governance system by learning from German model.

Discussion

Tort Liability of Public Authorities and Officers

The discussion coorganised by KAS and the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) aims to broaden judicial perspectives on Thai State Liability Act with experience from Germany.

Discussion

Introduction to Judicial Professional Skill Development

A discussion in cooperation with the Administrative Courts of Thailand

Discussion

Introduction to Judicial Professional Skill Development

A discussion coorganised by KAS and the Administrative Courts of Thailand

Discussion

Introduction to Judicial Professional Skill Assessment

A roundtable discussion coorganised by KAS and the Administrative Courts of Thailand

Workshop

Building the Civil Society Capacity

Workshop on the Civil Society Capacity Project Summary
The workshop aims to increase the role of youth and their participation in the civic activities which will lead to the strength of democratic institutions in rural Thailand.

Discussion

Financing Political Parties in a Party Democracy

KAS in cooperation with Institute of Democratisation Studies (IDS) holds the discussion exploring control mechanisms to ensure transparency in political financing.

Symposium

The SME Sector in the ASEAN Economic Community 2015

Ensuring Growth, Competitiveness and Sustainability
The conference jointly implemented by ASEAN Studies Centre of Chulalongkorn University, Chula Global Network, KAS Office in Bangkok and KAS Regional Programme on Social and Economic Governance Asia (SOPAS) in Tokyo, Japan

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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