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'Think Digital!' event series

Policy topic #1 - Smart Cities

The first 'Think Digital!' publication summarizes the discussions and the findings on the policy bloc 'Smart Cities'. At two workshops (January+February) and one panel discussion (March), our experts debated the opportunities and challenges of digitizing our cities. more…

Kai Zenner | Event Reports | April 10, 2017

The Belgian economy

Present situation, challenges and future prospects

On Wednesday, 16th of November 2016, the European office of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation hosted an ‘Adenauer Forum’. In a dinner roundtable discussion current chances and challenges for the Belgium economy were elaborated on and Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium (a.o.) Kris Peeters, spoke about the impact of the ‘Brexit’ on the countries’ economy. more…

Oliver Morwinsky | Event Reports | November 16, 2016

Mitigating Crisis with Opportunity

KAS Transatlantic Conference 2016

From June 17th through 23rd, 2016 25 high-ranking officials and experts from the European Union and the United States convened at the KAS Academy in Cadenabbia, Italy for the 4th annual KAS Transatlantic Conference: “Global Crisis and Opportunity - Transatlantic Responses to Innovation and Transformation”. This conference was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung offices in Brussels and Washington, D.C. more…

Syreta Haggray, Tina Mercep | Event Reports | July 22, 2016

Pakistan: Opportunities and threats to the development of a pluralistic society

The European Office in Brussels had the honor to have the Archbishop of Lahore, Msgr. Sebastian Shaw, as a guest and speaker for a breakfast briefing. He enlightened the audience with a historical background about Christians living in Pakistan and proposed suggestions how the institutions of the European Union could play a more significant role in Pakistan in order to improve the current situation of Pakistani Christians. The Excellency was accompanied by Mark von Riedemann and Marcela Szymanski, two representatives of our partner organization Aid to the Church in Need. more…

Tina Mercep | Event Reports | June 29, 2016

Referendum in the Netherlands

On 6 April the Netherlands will be holding a referendum on the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine. The latest polls are showing a small lead for the opponents of the Agreement, but many voters remain undecided. While opponents of the Agreement are driven by Euroscepticism and political disaffection, many observers are warning that the referendum could send a negative political signal on the European Union and Ukraine's European path. more…

Oliver Morwinsky, Moritz Junginger | Country Reports | April 1, 2016