Events - Vietnam Office
Workshop "Equality in accessing resources for Vietnamese enterprises: Lessons learned from international experiences"
On May 21, KAS Vietnam and the Institute of State and Law (ISL) of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences host an international workshop on the equality in accessing resources for businesses. While the workshop's first session will focus on various regional and international experiences, the second session will focus on lessons to be learnt for Vietnamese enterprises in accessing resources for development.
Symposium "Classification of power between local government levels in Vietnam"
On May 8, the Ministry of Home Affair's Institute for State Organizational Sciences (ISOS) in cooperation with KAS hosts a symposium on theoretical and practical issues regarding the determination and classification of authority between Vietnamese local government levels. The event also serves as a plattform for experts to give recommendations for local governance.
International conference "Cooperation and integration in the Baltic region and Southeast Asia: A comparative perspective"
On April 18, KAS Vietnam and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) host a conference on traditional and non-traditional security issues, challenges and opportunities for cooperation in the Baltic region in comparison to the situation in Southeast Asia. The analysis of these developments will show how these two regions can learn from each other's experiences.
Students simulate ASEAN meeting on the future of regional integration
On 19-20 April KAS and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam host a simulation game for Hanoi students. The simulation invites 20 students to take on the role of an ASEAN member state to defend their national interests and collective objectives in the interest of ASEAN integration. Topics to be discussed and negotiated will be regarding a fictional context on labour mobility, maritime security and refugee crisis. Interested students can apply through the application form or send in a short video with their motivation. The application form will soon be uploaded.
Quarterly Report (I/2019)
Independent assessment of Vietnam's macroeconomic policies
On April 11, the Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) in cooperation with KAS will present its research on Vietnam's macro-economy in the first quarter of 2019. The research will be commented on by famous Vietnamese economists and there will be a Q&A session for the press.
International workshop: "Vietnam in the UN Security Council: Strengthening partnership for sustainable peace"
On April 2nd, KAS in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) organizes an international workshop to discuss the current situation of the UN Security Council, the relations of major countries and the role of non-permanent members of UNSC. The event also aims to support Vietnam in preparing for the upcoming election and activities at the UNSC.
Workshop ASEAN community: identity and centrality
On 19 March KAS and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam host a high-level workshop on the future focus of ASEAN and Vietnam’s 2020 chairmanship. The workshop will discuss the opportunities and challenges for Centrality and Identity in ASEAN, the roles of different stakeholders in a people-oriented ASEAN, and opportunities for Vietnam’s ASEAN chairmanship in 2020.
Training on verification and supervision of the State budget and local budget and dissemination of the State Budget Law
The National Assembly's Committee of Finance and Budget in cooperation with KAS will organise a training for delegates of the southern People's Councils on applying the State Budget Law 2015 in local context. The participants will also be armed with skills in supervising and verifying local budget.
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Equality in Accessing Resources for Vietnamese Enterprises: Lessons Learned from International Experiences
The Institute of State and Law (ISL) of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and KAS organized a workshop on the equality in accessing resources for businesses. Vietnamese, Polish and Korean experts first gave insights into regional and international experiences. They later drew conclusions for Vietnamese enterprises accessing technological, financial and developmental resources. Policy implications and recommendations were given on how to improve Vietnamese enterprises’ access to resources and therefore their scope for growth and development.
Classification of Power between Local Government Levels in Vietnam
The Ministry of Home Affair’s Institute for State Organizational Sciences (ISOS) and KAS hosted a symposium on theoretical and practical issues regarding the determination and classification of authority between Vietnamese local government levels.
ASEAN 2020 - Simulating the future of regional integration
A number of students had the opportunity to take part in the simulation game hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and KAS. By taking the roles of delegates from all ASEAN member countries the students were able to practice their negotiating skills as well as gain insights into the challenges faced by diplomats. The topics discussed included a fictional context on labour mobility, maritime security, and refugee crisis.
Combating plastic pollution in the South China Sea
4th Ocean Dialogue
As the environmental impacts of waste on maritime ecosystems has become a burning issue for the world community, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and the Australian Embassy to Vietnam together with KAS co-hosted the fourth Ocean Dialogue "Combating Plastic Pollution in the South China Sea" in January 2019. The following video further emphasises the most important points of this event.
Cooperation and integration in the Baltic region and Southeast Asia: A comparative perspective
The conference, which had been organised in joint efforts by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) and KAS, addressed traditional and non-traditional security issues, challenges and opportunities for cooperation in the Baltic region in comparison to trends in Southeast Asia. While soft security matters play an increasingly important role in the two regions, hard security issues are still of relevance. Experts showed how experiences made in the Baltic region may help Southeast Asia and especially ASEAN on the way to further cooperation and integration.
Quarterly Report (III) - Independent Assessment of Vietnam's Macroeconomic Policies
According to the announced data, Vietnamese economy witnessed an abnormal surge in economic growth in Q3, with the growth rate at 7.46% (yoy), the highest in the past seven years and much higher than Q2/2017 (6.17%) and the same period of previous years (2015: 6.87%, 2016: 6.56%). The economic growth rate in the first nine months of the year reached 6.41% (yoy), significantly surpassing the same period of 2016 yet a bit lower than 2015 (6.5%).
German Federal Elections 2017
Federal elections were held in Germany on Sunday 24.09.2017 to elect the members of Bundestag. Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Head Quarter has made a short analysis on the result of the elections.
Quarterly Report (I) - Independent Assessment Of Vietnam's Macroeconomic Policies
Regarding Vietnamese economy, Q1 surprised with a growth level of 5.1%, the lowest level for the past three years. The recovery of agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture sectors (2.0%), together with the stable growth in the service sector (6.5%) were not enough to compensate for the abnormally low growth level of the industry sector. Notably, manufacturing and processing sector grew at only 8.3%, lower than Q1/2016. The VEPI of 5.8% also reflects a slowdown in the economic growth of Viet Nam in Q1.
The proceedings of the conference “30 Years of Doi Moi: Success, Lessons and Prospects”
In 2016 KAS and University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) jointly organized the conference “30 Years of Doi Moi: Success, Lessons and Prospects”. The publication of the proceedings of the conference is an offer to the esteemed reader to follow us in discovering the opportunities and challenges of Vietnam’s future reform course.
KAS scholarship winners named
Seven applicants have elbowed 23 others to win KAS scholarship 2015. The winners have been named this morning (Oct.22) in Hanoi after three days of interview and eight months of preparations. The scholarship holders will undergo German training courses in Vietnam before they depart for their Master and Ph.D courses in Germany next year.
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