Dr. Jan Busch: Basis of Germany's success is the political compromise

March 17, 2021

On February 12, 2021 IR club organized an informative interactive webinar with Dr. Jan Busch* - Assessor Juris, Chairman of the NGO "Forum for Political Consulting" based in Berlin, Germany. All participants were honored to meet him and were amazed by his expert knowledge and experience.

He has clearly explained the structure of the political system in Germany and described the process of political decision making on state and federal levels. Dr. Busch also pointed out the importance of political compromise between branches of government and especially within the multiparty parliament. He said that the basis of the country's success is the decision makers' ability to find common grounds on different matters and government's accountability and transparency.

During a Q&A section, Dr. Busch has given insightful answers to all of the questions. His remarks on perception of Kyrgyzstan in Germany were very interesting, he mentioned that he always lobbies for our country!

Also, as a member and former Chief of staff of the Secretary General of the Social democratic Party, he shared party values and ideological core. There were also questions on Bavarian exclusiveness and right wing parties.

He advised students to go beyond the curricula and explore additional knowledge and experience; learn languages, especially English; engage in civil society and political process; improve communication skills and be respectful.

The head of International Relations Department Associate Professor Mavliuda Guseinova expressed her deepest gratitude and invited Dr. Busch to visit our university.

We really appreciate the IR club team - our host Aidai Kasymova and the President of the club Kaukhar Duishekeeva for initiating this wonderful event. This webinar is a part of Ala-Too SDG MUN Academy sessions. SDG Model UN virtual conference will be held on March 19-20, 2021.

Watch webinar recording here:



*Jan Busch

Fully trained German lawyer with two state exams (Cologne/Berlin) and training stages in Minsk, Washington, Brussels and Kiyv.

Recent Work Experience

Since 2020 Senior Executive Officer, International Labour Organization (ILO), Office in Germany

2017- 2019 Head of the policy planning unit of the Social Democratic Party parliamentary group in the German federal parliament Bundestag

2014 - 2019 Head of the policy planning division, Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

2013 - 2014 Chief of staff of the Secretary General, headquarters of the Social Democratic Party

2010 - 2014 Self-employed lawyer

2005 - 2010 Personal advisor to a member of the German federal parliament Bundestag, Berlin

Additional Professional Activities

2019 Consultant for legislation and parliamentary proceedings at the Institute for the Problems of Legislation and Parliamentary Studies at the Parliament of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent

2019 Consultant for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation to Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina to advise on the setup of social partnership in the canton of Sarajevo

2012, 2015, 2018, 2019

Consultant for democratization and rule of law for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Bishkek, Osh, Cholpon-Ata and Batken (Kyrgyzstan)

2012 - 2017 Project manager of a multi-annual democratization project in the regions of Ukraine on “Organization of Political Youth Work” financed by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Since 1999 More than 50 trips to Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan as consultant and seminar trainer

Voluntary Activities

Since 2005 OSCE short term election observer in Kazakhstan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Ukraine (4 times) Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan

Since 2004 Chairman NGO “Forum for political consulting”