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July 3, 2016 Public discussion on
"What kind of education for Thai society?"



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June 23, 2016 Public Forum on 
"Deconstructing the Thai Education"

in co-partnership with TCIJ and Thai Civic Education



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June 21, 2016 Public Forum on
"A journey of learning Democratic Citizenship Education
of Thai teachers in Australia”


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June 11-13, 2016 Workshop #2 on 
"Media Information and Digital Literacy Conceptual Framework
for Democratic Citizenship Education"
In co-partnership with the Child and Youth Media Foundation,
Thai Civic Education Center and NBTC



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May 23-24, 2016 Workshop on
"Media Information and Digital Literacy Conceptual Framework
for Democratic Citizenship Education"

In co-partnership with the Child and Youth Media Foundation,
Thai Civic Education Center and NBTC



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March 12-13, 2016 Training for
“Democratic Citizenship Education (DCE) school teachers”
Nouvo City hotel, Bangkok



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March 10, 2016 Public Forum 
"Education for the development of citizens …
Citizens participate to the development of democracy”

in co-partnership with the thai Civic Education Center



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March 1, 2016 MONDAY TALK #1: Can character/
value education contribute to develop
a critical democratic citizen?

in co-partnership with the Thai Civic Education Center


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February 29, 2016 "Experts meeting:
Democratic Citizenship Education School”

in co-partnership with the Thai Civic Education Center


October 24, 2015 "From Mae Moh Coal Power Plants to the Constitution"
in co-partnership with the Thai Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism (TCIJ)



October 17-19, 2015 Training of the Trainers on
"Multicultural Education for Democratic Citizenship"



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October 18, 2015 Union Leadership Workshop
by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and
the National Union of Journalists of Thailand (NUJT)

October 15-16, 2015 Youth Recruitment & Future Union Strategies
for Media Workers, Asia-Pacific Strategy Meeting and Workshop

by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and
the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) 




October 9-11, 2015 Training of the Trainers on
"Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
for Democratic Citizenship Education"



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September 18, 2015 Public Forum on
"Teachers for Democratic Citizenship Education (DCE)"


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August 21-23, 2015 Training of the trainers
"Human Rights Education and Democratic Citizenship"

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July 17-19, 2015 Training of the trainers "Democratic citizens
and environmental education for a sustainable development"



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July 3-5, 2015 Training of the trainers
“Political literacy for a democratic citizenship education”

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June 30, 2015 Labour Market Post 2015 
Strategies for Women Working Poor



June 15, 2015 Book Launch "Glossary of Concepts and Terms
in Modern Democracy"



May 20, 2015 Educational Forum on "Learning to live together:
Global Citizenship, ASEAN Citizenship"



April 2-4, 2015 Democratic Citizenship Education
“Educational Innovation Synergy workshop #2”


February 18, 2015 Educational Forum:
"How to make any places a civic classroom? Thai-Australian experiences’ sharing”


January 27, 2015 : 'In the Vertigo of Change' Book Launch   




  December 11-13, Democratic Citizenship Education
“Educational Innovation Synergy workshop”



November 5, Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) Public Forum
“Democracy, Corruption and Reform:
How to Topple Corruption with Democracy?”


August 29-31, 2014 "Building Thailand’s Economy of Tomorrow Model                        



June 27-28,2014 "Moving toward the Economy of Tomorrow: How to Cope with the Three Developmental Tradeoffs”
Sampran Riverside Hotel, Nakonpathom
June 18, 2014 Mr.Marc Saxer giving a lecture on "Western Democracy in the Context of Developing Countries"
Devawongse Varopakarn Institute of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
May 15, 2014 Media Freedom: the challenges in technologies convergence eras
by the NBTC, Netizen, SEAPA, FES, Media Inside Out, FCEM
May 6-9, 2014 Workshop for Educational Supervisors on “Democratic Citizenship Education-Concepts, Methodologies, Best Practices”
by the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Thai Civic Education
April 28, 2014 FES Roundtable Discussion on Thailand’s Economic and Development Policy
A briefing session with Deputy Minister President of  Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nils Schmid.

April 8, 2014 Union Management & Leadership Training
by Jacqui  Park, Director of the IFJ
organised by the Nation Union of Journalists Thailand (NUJT), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)



April 1, 2014 FES Resident Director Marc Saxer was invited to give a special lecture on democratization and security sector reform at the National Defense College
March 25, 2014 German Parliament Foreign Committee Rapporteur on Southeast Asia Dirk Wiese on a fact finding mission to Thailand
Meeting with decision makers and thinkers from both sides, his 30 hour tour de force underlined the message that Thailand's friends do care, are closely watching, and encourage all sides to find peaceful solutions within the constitutional framework.
February 11, 2014  Mr. Marc Saxer, FES Resident Director, was guest speaker of a training course organized by the Strategic Studies Center, National Defence Studies Institute
January 14, 2014 Working group on Democratic Citizenship Education (DCE)
With international guest, Prof. Dr. Murray Print, Personal Chair, Faculty of Education and Social Work
The University of Sydney

December 16, 2013 2 years of NBTC: monitoring and evaluation by the civil society network
Organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung


July 25, 2013 Strategy review and development of new direction for the Thai model of Democratic Citizenship Education

Organised by Thai PBS and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

July 24, 2013 Learning democracy -Thai model of Democratic Citizenship Education (DCE)
and lessons learned from Australia
Organised by the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University and the Thai Civic Education group

Civics and Citizenship Curriculum-Australian experience

June 4-6, 2013 Pedagogy for Democratic Citizenship Education (DCE)
How can a Thai Civics Curriculum best be taught in/out schools and for adults?
Organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Office of the Basic education Commission

June 3, 2013 Review Panel- Conceptual framework on Democratic Citizenship Education- Thai Model
organised by The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the Office of the Basic Education Commission of Thailand (OBEC), IPPS, the Office of the Election Commission of Thailand, The Political Development Council, Thai PBS, Media Monitor, Thai Civic Education
a. Obtain support for the conceptual framework on democratic citizenship education-
a Thai Model
b. Identify recommendations from experts and practitioners, community decision makers, on the curriculum document.
c. Initiate public support for the curriculum discussion paper
d. Building coalition support and strength

Programme ENG 

 May 30, 2013 เสวนาสาธารณะ 'เศรษฐกิจแห่งวันพรุ่งนี้' (Economy of Tomorrow) หัวข้อ "คิดใหม่ประชานิยม: จากรัฐบาลทักษิณถึงยิ่งลักษณ์ เราเรียนรู้อะไรบ้าง"
สถาบันวิจัยเพื่อการพัฒนาประเทศไทย (ทีดีอาร์ไอ) ร่วมกับมูลนิธิฟรีดริค เอแบร์ท (FES) เปิดตัวโครงการ 'เศรษฐกิจแห่งวันพรุ่งนี้' (Economy of Tomorrow) เพื่อแสวงหาโมเดลใหม่ของการพัฒนาเศรษฐกิจไทยสู่เศรษฐกิจที่เป็นธรรม ยั่งยืน สีเขียว และมีพลวัต
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Marc Saxer ผู้อำนวยการ FES ประเทศไทย นำเสนอเส้นทางของ 'เศรษฐกิจแห่งวันพรุ่งนี้' เพื่อเปิดประเด็นให้สังคมไทยร่วมกันถกเถียงและออกแบบ 'เศรษฐกิจแห่งวันพรุ่งนี้' ของตนต่อไป
Video Link

April 26-28, 2013 2nd Economy of Tomorrow Network Meeting
“Rethinking Populism: Towards Economic Sustainability”
เวทีระดมสมอง ครั้งที่ 2: “คิดใหม่ประชานิยม: สู่เศรษฐกิจที่ยั่งยืน”
Organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
โครงการ เศรษฐกิจแห่งวันพรุ่งนี้เป็นกิจกรรมพัฒนาความรู้และแลกเปลี่ยนทางปัญญาในกลุ่มนักเศรษฐศาสตร์ที่เป็นผู้นำทางความคิดของสังคม ทั้งนักวิชาการในมหาวิทยาลัย นักวิจัย ข้าราชการ และนักเศรษฐศาสตร์ในภาคเอกชน เกี่ยวกับการร่วมกันออกแบบ เศรษฐกิจแห่งวันพรุ่งนี้ ที่มีความเป็นธรรมทางสังคม ยั่งยืน และมีพลวัต ผ่านเวทีระดมสมอง เสวนาสาธารณะ และการค้นคว้าวิจัย
สำหรับเวทีระดมสมองในครั้งนี้มีเป้าหมายเพื่อทบทวนชวนคิดเรื่อง ประชานิยม ในเศรษฐกิจการเมืองไทยว่า 12 ปีผ่านไป นับตั้งแต่รัฐบาลไทยรักไทยในปี 2544 จนถึงปัจจุบัน นั้น
  • นโยบายประชานิยมในเศรษฐกิจการเมืองไทยมีพัฒนาการอย่างไร และมี ที่ทาง ที่เปลี่ยนแปลงไปในภูมิทัศน์ใหม่ของการเมือง ไทยอย่างไร
  • นโยบายประชานิยมที่ผ่านมาส่งผลกระทบต่อเศรษฐกิจ การเมือง และสังคมไทยอย่างไร
  • สังคมไทยและนักวิชาการไทยได้เรียนรู้บทเรียนหรือได้ คิดใหม่ เรื่องนโยบาย ประชานิยมหรือไม่ อย่างไร
  • เศรษฐกิจการเมืองไทยจะจัดวางความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างนโยบายประชานิยม นโยบายสวัสดิการสังคม และความรับผิดชอบทางการคลัง ผ่านระบบการเมืองที่เป็นประชาธิปไตย อย่างเหมาะสมลงตัวอย่างไร
Meeting Agenda, 26-28 April 2013 (Thai & English)
Participants List
Discussion Notes (English)

เสวนาเวทีสื่อไทย (Thai Media Forum)
การเปลี่ยนผ่านสู่ยุคทีวีดิจิทัล - โอกาส หรืออุปสรรคในการปฏิรูปสื่อ?
The digital switchover- opportunity or pitfall for media sector reform?
วันพุธที่ 3 เมษายน 2556 เวลา 13.00-17.00 น.
ห้องรัตนโกสินทร์ โรงแรมเดอะสุโกศล (สยามซิตี้)
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February 26-28, 2013 Democratic Citizenship Education Curriculum Development I
Orgnised by the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ministry of Education and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Based on the Thai Model of Civic education, several steps need to be developed in order to continuously institutionalize the concept into the society. One of them is the development of the “Democratic Citizenship education” curriculum.
As the first phase of the curriculum development process, a group of 15-20 experts are getting together in a three day workshop to discuss and prepare a detailed paper that answers the following questions: “What do we want the learner to learn?” and “When should learners learn what?” . We will translate ideas into practical material that can be undertaken by all educators with learners. Whether within a classroom, adult learning institute or Higher Education Institute curriculum development includes a willingness to engage in creating learning frameworks that meet the needs of learners and society as a whole.
Aims of the workshop programme:

1.    Prepare a draft shape paper for Thai Civic curriculum
2.    Integration of Thai Model of Common Principles in the draft paper
3.    Gain consensus from participants on the paper
4.    Gain acceptance of key terms and concepts
5.    Prepare for distribution to advisory group

February 25-26, 2013 4th Economy of Tomorrow Regional Forum in Bangkok
"Bubbles, Booms and Busts: How to promote a Balanced Growth Model to curb economic instability?"
Organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
There is a growing sense all over the world that the growth path of the second industrial revolution has come to an end, and that a new development model is needed. The objective of the Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) project is to bring together economic thinkers and decision makers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Germany, Poland and Sweden to analyze common challenges, share experiences and sketch the outlines of an alternative development model. Participants in the first three inter-regional EoT fora have already achieved consensuses on several key points. In Bangkok, participants called for the end of GDP fixation, and suggested that three-dimensional, qualitative growth is needed to produce the conditions for a “Good Society” with full capabilities for all. The “Seoul Consensus on Socially Just Growth” recommended a balance between supply side and demand-driven economic policies. In order to address what was analyzed as a lack of aggregate demand, higher income equality is needed to boost domestic consumption demand. The “Delhi Consensus on Dynamic Green Growth” highlighted the higher efficiency achievable by decoupling the “old economy” from energy and resource use. With a view of advancing the third Industrial Revolution, the opportunities of green growth need to be fully embraced.    
The 4th EoT Regional Forum in Bangkok discussed the challenges posed by unstable growth in boom and bust cycles. Economic thinkers from Asia and Europe shared experiences with financial market regulation, capital controls, social partnerships and macro-economically coordinated monetary, fiscal, wage and exchange rate policies. The objective was to identify a mix of policy guidelines that could lead to more stable and balanced growth.
Forum Programme, 25-26 February 2013
Forum Summary Report
Participants List
Mr. Marc Saxer - Update and recap on the Economy of Tomorrow regional project
Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich - Progress of the Economy of Tomorrow project and network in Thailand
Dr. Sebastian Dullien - Promoting balanced growth in emerging and developed economies: the visions, realities and challenges
Bubbles, Booms and Busts: The inherent instabilities of the financial capitalist model
Dr. Le Dang Doanh, Vietnam - Presentation
Dr. Yin Xingmin, China - Presentation
Dr. Ramgopal Agarwala, India - Presentation
Taming the Tiger: How to provide sufficient capital for productive investment while curbing the risk of speculation?
Dr. Pham Lan Huong, Vietnam - Presentation
Dr. Kim Ho-Gyun, South Korea - Presentation
Mr. Tirta N. Mursitama, Indonesia - Presentation
Keeping in Shape: How to boost public investment while balancing strained budgets?
Dr. Atul Sood, India - Presentation
Mr. A. Prasetyantoko, Indonesia - Presentation
*For more information, please contact oranutt at

December 19, 2012 Thai Civic Education Forum
จัดโดย คณะทำงานการศึกษาเพื่อสร้างความเป็นพลเมืองในระบอบประชาธิปไตย (Democratic Citizenship Education-DCE working group) ซึ่งประกอบด้วยสมาชิก จาก องค์การกระจายเสียงและแพร่ภาพสาธารณะแห่งประเทศไทย (Thai PBS) สำนักงานคณะกรรมการการเลือกตั้ง(กกต.), สำนักงานสภาพัฒนาการเมือง, สถาบันพระปกเกล้า (KPI), สำนักงานคณะกรรมการการศึกษาขั้นพื้นฐาน (สพฐ.), สถาบันนโยบายศึกษา (IPPS), สำนักงานสภาพัฒนาการเมือง (สพม), มูลนิธิสื่อมวลชนศึกษา  (Foundation for Media Literacy) สนับสนุนโดย มูลนิธิฟรีดริคเอแบร์ท (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung)

ระบอบประชาธิปไตยต้องการพลเมืองที่แข็งขันและมีบทบาทในการตัดสินใจเรื่องการบริหารประเทศ ดังนั้นการมีส่วนร่วมของพลเมืองไม่ได้จำกัดเพียงแค่การไปใช้สิทธิเลือกตั้งเท่านั้น แต่พลเมืองในระบอบประชาธิปไตยต้อง”ตื่นตัวทางการเมืองและขวนขวายศึกษาพัฒนาหาความรู้และวิเคราะห์ปัญหาเศรษฐกิจ การเมือง ใช้สิทธิและหน้าที่ของพลเมืองที่ดี เข้าไปแสดงความคิดเห็นและมีส่วนร่วมในการบริหารประเทศ หรือการตัดสินใจเรื่องการใช้ทรัพยากรของประเทศเพื่อประโยชน์ของคนส่วนใหญ่อย่างยั่งยืน…และมีการ จัดตั้งรวมกลุ่มเพื่อติดอาวุธทางปัญญาสร้างอำนาจต่อรองและเป็นกลุ่มผลักดันทางการเมืองอย่างต่อเนื่อง” (รศ.วิทยากร เชียงกูล)
คณะทำงานการศึกษาเพื่อสร้างความเป็นพลเมืองในระบอบประชาธิปไตย (Democratic Citizenship Education-DCE working group) จึงได้จัด เวทีแลกเปลี่ยนเรียนรู้ เรื่อง “พลเมืองแข็งขันเพื่อประชาธิปไตยที่ยั่งยืน” โดยมีวัตถุประสงค์ เพื่อสร้างความเข้าใจร่วมกันในบทบาทอันสำคัญของพลเมืองและเพื่อนำไปสู่การประสานงานร่วมมือระหว่างองค์กรต่างๆ    
คณะทำงานการศึกษาเพื่อสร้างความเป็นพลเมืองในระบอบประชาธิปไตย (Democratic Citizenship  Education-
DCE working group) ได้กำเนิดขึ้นด้วยความร่วมแรงร่วมใจของคนไทยกลุ่มหนึ่งที่เชื่อว่าปัจจัยที่สำคัญ อันหนึ่งของประชาธิปไตย
ที่ยั่งยืนคือการจัดการศึกษาเพื่อสร้างความเป็นพลเมือง (civic education) เพราะไม่มีใครรู้เรื่องประชาธิปไตยมาตั้งแต่เกิด
ทั้งนี้เพื่อสร้าง “สังคมไทยที่พลเมืองมีความรู้เท่าทัน ใช้สิทธิเสรีภาพด้วยความรับผิดชอบต่อสังคม มีส่วนร่วมทางการเมือง มีวัฒนธรรม และวิถีชีวิต แบบประชาธิปไตย”

Programme PDF

November 19, 2012 First Economy of Tomorrow Public Forum
"Thai Economy in 2017: Opportunities and Risks"
Organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
The first Public Forum of the Thailand Economy of Tomorrow project saw about 70 media representatives, members of the public and fellow economists come together to listen to our distinguished panelists talk about the future of the Thai economy and to discuss its opportunities and risks over the next 5 years. *This Forum was held in Thai*
For more information on future Public Forums, please send an email to
Forum Agenda (Thai), 19 November 2012
Presentation Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich - Economy of Tomorrow
Presentation Prof. Chayodom Sabhasri - Change can Always Happen
Presentation Dr. Somchai Jitsuchon - The Middle-Income Trap
Presentation Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr - Is Inclusive Growth Possible in Thailand?

November 14-16 Democratic Citizenship Education: A workshop for Educational
Supervisors (II)

Organized by the Bureau of Academic Affairs and Educational Standards(The Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Programme PDF

September 11-12, 2012 Strengthening Green Growth in Thailand
Organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), in collaboration with UNESCAP, UNEP and ILO
This conference brought together Thailand’s policymakers, leading economists and labour and private sector actors to explore tangible and workable entry points for the implementation of Green Growth approaches in Thailand.
Conference Agenda, 11-12 September 2012
Presentation Dr. Stefanos Fotiou - Neoclassical Economics and Sustainable Development
Presentation Prof. Dr. Medhi Krongkaew - Green Growth and Sufficiency Economy
Presentation Dr. Kannika Thampanishvong - Green Growth/Jobs in the Industrial Sector
Presentation Prof. Dr. Kitti Limskul - Climate Change Economics of Thailand
*Due to the size of the other presentations, we could not upload them here. If you would like to have any of other presentations, please contact

July 30, 2012  How to Build a New Social Contract? Ways Forward from the Transitional Conflict
Organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Mahidol University
The objective of this conference was to increase the understanding of the nature of the transformation crisis, and explore ways to overcome it. The conditions under which institutional change can occur were analyzed, and collective action problems preventing the emergence of a change coalition identified. Finally, the question of how to organize an inclusive, rule-based process of deliberation for a new social contract for Thailand were discussed.
Seminar Agenda (English)
Seminar Agenda (Thai) 
Presentation Prof. Aurel Croissant - The Conditions for Institutional Change: Agents for Change and the Status Quo
Seminar Summary of Discussions

July 20 2012, Next decade of Thai PBS-Democracy and Civic Education

May 27- June , 2012 Workshop for Educational Supervisors
on "Democratic Citizenship Education"
Organized by the Bureau of Academic Affairs and Educational Standards
(The Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

May 31, 2012 Seminar on “Media Self-Regulation in Thailand,
a comparison with international standards”
Organised by The National Broadcasting Telecommunication of Thailand (NBTC),
Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

April 24, 2012 Thai Media Forum: a broad societal coalition for a democratic media framework

The objectives of this forum are: 1/Discuss and give recommendation on the possibility, challenges and obstacles to implement the Thai Media Forum project., 2/ Exchange ideas on the potential actors to be involved in the broad societal coalition, 3/ Discuss on the possible mechanism to scrutinize the NBTC.

March 29-30, 2012  Visit of Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler Gmelin    
Former Minister of Justice Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler Gmelin visits the Law Reform Commission, the Senate Committee on Human Rights and meets with NBTC Commissioner.


March 26, 2012 Thai-German Dialogue on Gender Mainstreaming
Organized by the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) supported by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
The seminar intended to raise awareness on impacts and benefits of gender mainstreaming in context of organizational development effectiveness. Moreover, it fostered a German-Thai dialogue on gender mainstreaming developments to exchange ideas and experiences.
Program (English)
Program (Thai)


organized by the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT), supported by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
The objectives of the seminar are 1/ Raise awareness of the impacts and benefits of gender mainstreaming on organizational development effectiveness 2/ Exchange experiences on gender mainstreaming development through a Thai-German dialogue.

March 23, 2012   Countdown: Thailand's Women Preparation to ASEAN Community in 2015

Organized by The Senate Standing committee on social development and children, youth, women, the elderly, the disabled and the underprivileged affairs, the King Prajadipok's Institute, the Women's Lawyers' Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, Zonta Club 6, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage
Around 200 participants from parliaments, the women's organizations network of Thailand, governmental and non-governmental organizations, academia, general public and media met to raise awareness on impacts of ASEAN community integration. They exchanged experiences and opinions on the potential effects of integration on gender issues and especially discussed the economic consequences for Thai women based on the 11th Economic and Social Plan. As a result, participants prepared recommendations  regarding issues of utmost importance which eventually will be proposed as a guideline for future policy-making.
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Coorganized by KPI at the United Nations Conference Centrem Rajdamern Nok Avenue, Bangkok
King Prajadhipok’s Institute will hold the Thirteenth Annual KPI Congress on the topic of Citizenship and the Future of Thai Democracy  to serve as a forum for the exchange of knowledge and opinions among the people and to jointly find a solution to cultivate consciousness among Thai citizens so it flourishes to make Thai society a pleasant place to live under the true democracy for which everyone hopes. The objectives are to exchange learning and experience on the promotion of citizenship and citizen politics from local and international qualified experts as well as all relevant sectors but also to facilitate the formation of cooperative networks and mechanisms among citizens in the development and promotion of democracy among relevant agencies and organizations
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Presentation by Thorsten Schilling

March 1-2, 2012 FES Regional Forum Economy of Tomorrow: Creating a Good Society with full capacities for all
Co-organized with TDRI

Based on a network of economic thinkers and policy makers in each country, FES aims to facilitate the formation of an inter-regional network of European and Asian economists with a view to exchange views on the analytical framework and to develop concrete policy recommendations. The objective is to discuss how a development model should look like that can produce socially just, sustainable and dynamic growth
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February 27, 2012  Workshop on “THAI MODEL OF CIVIC  EDUCATION”- Curriculum Development
Organized by the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT), Thai PBS, the Office of Political Council (PDC), King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI), Bureau of Academic Affairs and Educational Standards , Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS),FES
The strategic objective of this project is to support a sustainable civic education reform process that enables the system to fully perform its function in bringing about a democratic culture and empowering citizens to participate in the democratic process.
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December 20, 2011 Thailand Network Strategy Meeting

The purpose of this meeting will be to bring together leading economic thinkers, political scientists and policymakers to discuss and begin structuring the new Economy of Tomorrow network in Thailand (please see below for a more detailed agenda). The network will represent the Thai facet of the Economy of Tomorrow project, and will focus on various development issues, eventually producing and presenting concrete policy recommendations on national, regional and inter-regional levels – with an objective to steer and influence discourse in Thailand and beyond.  
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October 6-9, 2011 Seminar on Political DIalogue
At Cabbage and Condom Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand
Organised byThe Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University and FES
The three-day seminar in Pattaya was organized to bring together leaders of different groups that represent different perspectives on the current political conflict. As an effect, this in-depth dialogue between various actors aimed at broadening the view on the political malaise’s causes and status quo, as well as proposing possible scenarios of Thai politics’ future development
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September 7, 2011 Roundtable Discussion
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Herr, Berlin School of Economics and Law
Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich, Thailand Development research Institute (TDRI)
This event successfully kicked off the Economy of Tomorrow project. Building upon economic history and the model of Decent Capitalism, this round table discussion achieved to bring in the Thai perspective on Thailand’s future economic development path. Especially, Dr. Somkiat’s comment on the Decent Capitalism model, as well as the subsequent vivid discussion between speakers and participants identified areas that need to be reformed in order to establish socially just, sustainable and dynamic development in Thailand.
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Presentation by Dr. Herr

August 25, 2011   Civic Education Forum
Organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the Office of Political Council (PDC),
King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI), Thai PBS, the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT)
The objective of the first meeting of the Thai Forum for Civic Education was to bring together relevant stakeholders to discuss strategies how to develop civic education into a prime tool for peace and democracy in Thai society. Based on the insight that in order to make real changes to the practice of civic education, all stakeholders from policy makers to implementation agencies to teachers/ practitioners on the ground must work together, the Forum meeting aimed to win the support of participants, encourage collaboration, and to ask for the advice of the leading experts and practitioners on the table. To enhance the chances of effective implementation of reform and make collaboration between stakeholders more sustainable, participants were asked to found the Thai Forum for Civic Education as a vehicle to build a common platform of understanding
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Organized by Faculty of Economics, Chiangmai University, Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Social Security Society
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May 19-20, 2011 Opem Forum and Policy Roundtable
Side-Event of the First International Conference on International Relations and Development on Governance, Human Rights & Development: Challenges for Southeast Asia and Beyond in Bangkok 
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Organised by Thai Labour Solidarity Committee and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
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February 25, 2011 Press Conference "ASIAN MEDIA BAROMETER THAILAND 2010"
Ayuthaya -3-4 Conference Room, Century Park Hotel, Ratchaprarop Rd. 
The Asian Media Barometer is based on a methodology developed by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
(FES), a German political foundation promoting social democracy worldwide. Media Barometers
have been compiled in more than 25 countries so far, stirring intense public debate over the
situation of media. The Asian Media Barometer Thailand 2010 provides a detailed account of the discussions among panelists, including the average scores. Based on the expertise and experience of leading Thai stakeholders, the Asian Media Barometer Thailand 2010 presents a profound and comprehensive self-assessments of the Thai media at a critical time.
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