FNF Meeting on two Curriculums Social Market Economy and Social Policy
I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other
Fried rich Naumann Stiftung Indonesia has conducted a two days meeting in Morrissey with non-governmental organizations such as Youth Freedom Network, Student for Liberty and Suara Kebebasan. The purpose of the meeting was to establish two new curriculums for upcoming seminars and workshops.
On the first day, participants were given a short lecture about the history of the German Social Market Economy by FNF Program Officer M. Husni Thamrin. Following the introduction of the German Social Market, the discussion session was opened by the facilitator Mr. Ikhsan concerning substantial matters of the curriculum. After determining the substance of the curriculum, the facilitator encourages the participants to provide technical inputs on how to set up the curriculum in terms of venue, date, location, agenda, panel discussion and so forth.
On the second day, Ms. Athia Yumna from SMERU research institute held a presentation concerning social policy in Indonesia and in the global arena. During her presentation, Ms. Yumna explained basic social concepts such as social assistance and social security. Furthermore, she identified Indonesia’s challenge in implementing social policy and deliver facts regarding to income status. Last but not least she maps multidimensional impacts of social protection and showed best practices of well-established social system that can be copied by the Indonesian Government.
In the next session participants were allowed to raise questions towards Ms. Yumna presentation. During this question and answer session, Mr. Thamrin criticizes the social security provider institution or known as BPJS concerning fairness and management. On this basis participants identify and consider critically the function of all national institution that provide social insurance in education, health and pension. The results of this discussion will be included in formulating the new curriculum.
After collecting interesting facts and ideas from participants throughout the discussion, the meeting was adjourned by the facilitator.