Twenty-six participants from sixteen countries and five continents were joined by two Philippine representatives in dissecting federalism in different environments characterized by varying levels of linguistic diversity during “Winter School of Federalism and Governance 2020” held in Austria and in Italy from 17 to 25 February 2020.
After more than two years since participating in the Nachkontaktkonferenz 2017 held in Bavaria, Germany, the former scholars welcomed the opportunity to meet again to maintain connections, rekindle old ties, and discuss and exchange experiences, ideas and new initiatives.
The National Assembly is the highest body of State and the highest-level representative body of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is a partner of the Hanns Seidel Foundation since 2017. The HSF supports the parliamentary administration in providing expertise to parliamentarians, especially in the field of social and environmental policy. This should improve and strengthen the know-how of the deputies and support legislative process of the National Assembly.
On 28 and 29 November 2019, the Hanns Seidel Foundation held a police alumni meeting with participants from all over Indonesia as well as Bavaria. During the meeting many issues, which are of common interest to the police forces in Bavaria and Indonesia, were discussed.
As environmental protection is at the core of the Hanns Seidel Foundation’s mission, HSF works with local and international partners to promote and encourage new technologies and methods in maintaining Vietnam’s natural environment. As switching from fuel-based powered vehicles to electric motor equipped vehicles is an important step towards reducing pollution and tackling climate change HSF and the UNIDO worked together to realize the first e-mobility dialogue on Vietnams path to E-mobility. The dialogue took place at the Green One UN House in Hanoi at the 19th of December 2019.