The German federal "patchwork" is often badmouthed, but federal action makes sense, especially during this crisis, because it enables a differentiated approach: "Real crisis management takes place in cities, municipalities, districts or regions," political scientist Prof. Dr. Arthur Benz says in an interview with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSS).
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.