VietnamNext 2017: Idea Presentation Round

On 8th July, 2017, Idea Presentation Round of VietnamNext 2017 took place in Up-Coworking Space with the participation of 14 contestant teams and many young people. VietnamNext is a long-term program supporting students, young artists and young people to execute social projects in many fields including environment, economics, education, culture and art.

VietnamNext 2017: Idea Presentation Round
The
second Civil Society Seminar

During 2 days from 8th June to 9th June, 2017, the second Civil society seminar took place in the Hanoi Club Hotel with the numerous participation of individuals and organizations interested in Vietnam’s development philosophy. This seminar “Development philosophy: Lessons of the past and orientation to the future of Vietnam” was organised to discuss development philosophy for Vietnam and the importance of civil society organizations in the progress of building our development strategies. Mr. Nguyễn Đức Thành gave a speech in the seminar

The
second Civil Society Seminar
Opening Human Rights
Space – A new season

On 26th May, 2013, the opening ceremony of Human Rights Space (HRS) with the theme “A new season” was organized at Melia Hotel, Hanoi. Founded in July, 2016, HRS is a space that promotes and protects human rights in Vietnam. To do so, HRS is now focusing on human rights education and promoting freedom and equality values. This space also connects individuals and organizations that protect human rights and stand againts human rights violations.

Opening Human Rights
Space – A new season
“Take off” art event

On March 03, the "Take-off" art event took place at Hoan Kiem Lake walking street under the organization of Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE), CECEM, Oxfam and the open working group on gender justice and freedom of choice (WEQUAL). This event was meant to celebrate the 8th of March; however, it not only focused on women but also on the presence of all genders with a strong sense of life, freedom and equality.

“Take off” art event
Canada Minister of
Foreign Affairs and wise advice for young Vietnamese

On September 5, the The Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) was honored to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Stéphane Dion during his official visit to Vietnam.On September 5, the The Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) was honored to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Stéphane Dion during his official visit to Vietnam.

Canada Minister of
Foreign Affairs and wise advice for young Vietnamese
Survey on people’s
needs for association

According to statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Vietnam has over 52,000 assemblies, associations and clubs. If interest groups were included – such as book clubs, racing clubs, road-tripping groups, groups supporting mountain people, skateboarding groups or bird lover clubs – this number would increase significantly. It all goes to show that Vietnam has a rich and active civil association life.

Survey on people’s
needs for association
Civil
society needs conditions for a better contribution to sustainable
development

Civil society is growing rapidly and has proven to be an important contribution to the national development and global integration of Vietnam. The first annual conference on civil society, “The Role of Civil Society in the Development of Society, Economy and Culture of Vietnam”, has identified that better conditions must be facilitated in order to increase the effectiveness of civil society in promoting our national development, especially in areas where the state lacks sufficient resources.

Civil
society needs conditions for a better contribution to sustainable
development
VietnamNext - The Luncheon

The Luncheon is a fund-raising event for VietnamNext program 2016. With an entrance fee of 500,000 VNĐ/person, each guest joins hands to endorse young initiators. This means more innovative ideas will be put into action, more communities will be supported and the value of kindness will be more widely spread.

VietnamNext - The Luncheon
Printivity - Creativity and beyond

With the main theme of “Creativity and beyond”, Printivity (Vân Sáng) is the platform for young initiators to freely express their “crazy” ideas without any hesitations or limitations.

Printivity - Creativity and beyond
VietnamNext: Youth Initiative Development Program

VietnamNext is a long-term program organized by iSEE, with the view to aid youth groups, students, young artists to implement their initiatives regarded with environmental, economical, social, educational, cultural and art and other issues based on human culture , equality and lenience values. The program is built on the faith that the majority of youth possess lots of potential and first-hand experience will be the useful foundation to build a generation of responsible citizens.Please click on Save button on toolbar above when you finish.

VietnamNext: Youth Initiative Development Program
Message from the People Participation Working Group on the right
to association and the draft Law on Associations

The People Participation Working Group (PPWG)1, established in 1999, is an open network with participation from hundreds of individuals and civil society organisations in Vietnam. On the occasion of the publication of the draft Law on Associations on the Ministry of Home Affairs website (on June 4th 2015) for public opinions, PPWG would like to present some comments and messages on the right to freedom of association and this draft. These comments are drawn from consultations with 30 people who are specialists of human rights and civil societies, representatives from non-governmental organisations, and interested individuals, from 6 June to 5 July 2015.

Message from the People Participation Working Group on the right
to association and the draft Law on Associations

"Love and sharing are the core and unchangeable values of Vietnamese family, without categorising any form of family." - Mr. Huu Van Hoa, Deputy Director General, Family Department (MOCST) claimed.

Seminar: "Protect the rights of LGBT people in Ireland"

Hanoi, on June 18th, Institution for studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) co-ordinates with the Embassy of Ireland to organise the seminar "Social Movement on protecting LGBT rights in Ireland and lessons for Vietnam and ASEAN".

Seminar: "Protect the rights of LGBT people in Ireland"
Supporting youths’ initiatives

In addition to our own projects, every year iSEE always reserves a part of our resources to aid groups of youths in turning their draft proposals into practical programs that contribute to solving the society’s present issues.

Supporting youths’ initiatives
Consumers urged to unite for their rights

Consumers should come together to find effective solutions for ensuring the protection of their rights as 90 per cent of consumers are ignorant about the organisations that protect their benefits. This was revealed by a recent online survey of more than 1,200 customers, conducted by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE).

Consumers urged to unite for their rights
Connecting Pride
Festival of Civil Society Organizations

In the morning of 11/1/2015, more than 60 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including voluntary groups, youth networks, social organization, non-governmental organizations and social enterprises, have jointly organized a festival called Connecting Pride Festival at Thong Nhat Park, Hanoi.

Connecting Pride
Festival of Civil Society Organizations
Gala
"Drawing the Kindness" with “Kindness is…”

In the afternoon of January 30th, the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment iSEE and the Action For The Future (A4F) jointly held the “Drawing the Kindness” Gala at the Conference room on the 3th floor, D10 Giang Vo Lake View Building. This program is an important link in the chain of events for the "Kindness is…" campaign beside "I choose Kindness Festival", "The Kind Bracelet" or "Non-profit class chain".

Gala
"Drawing the Kindness" with “Kindness is…”