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Tuesday, 13. February 2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Save in my calendar


Indonesia at Crossroads

Development, Infrastructure, and the State of Democracy

General elections are held in Indonesia on 14 February 2024 to elect the President, Vice President, and the People's Consultative Assembly. Currently, the world’s fourth-largest country stands at the crossroads of two key trends. On the one hand, Indonesia‘s democracy is in a continuous state of backsliding – including the oligarchic concentration of power, threats to freedom of speech, and antifeminist backlashes. On the other, Indonesia has hardly ever been higher up a German and European international agenda seeking to decrease dependency from China, and has become the target country of a host of infrastructure and development initiatives, such as the G7‘s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). Talking to scholars and activists from Indonesia and Germany, we want to discuss how these international developments are felt on the ground, where democracy stands the day before Indonesia’s mega-elections, and what possible points of intervention remain for German and European policy-makers.


  • Dr Rita Padawangi, Singapore University of Social Science 
  • Lian Gogali, activist and founder of the Mosintuwu Institute
  • Dr Saskia Schäfer, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Mutmainna Syam, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Christine Holike, Watch Indonesia! e.V.

If you have any further questions please contact: mia.kruska@boell.de 


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